CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The City of Charleston’s face mask ordinance went into effect on July 1st.
While the ordinance does say citizens can be fined for not wearing a mask, city leaders say they have been focused on educating residents and visitors on the importance of wearing a mask and practicing social distancing, as opposed to immediately issuing citations.
Officials say citizens will also receive a warning about not wearing the mask, but could eventually be fined $50.00.
A spokesman for the City of Charleston told News 2 they have not yet issued any tickets for the ordinance; however, that could change in the near future.
City of Charleston Livability Code Enforcement Officers are responsible for enforcement.