MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – The Town of Mount Pleasant will extend its face covering regulations for an additional 60 days, according to Mayor Will Haynie.
The current mask mandate, which was approved in mid-September, was set to expire Saturday at midnight.
Masks will continue to be required in grocery stores, pharmacies, and town buildings and facilities.
“After consulting with our legal counsel, going over Executive Orders from the Governor, getting feedback from Council members, studying the latest COVID-19 data from MUSC, and in keeping with the actions of other local governments in our region to keep our citizens and our economy healthy, I feel the best, most flexible way to extend the face covering measures enacted by our Council is to use a proclamation in compliance with Chapter 41 of town code,” said Mayor Haynie. “This proclamation contains the same regulations that were passed by Council on three recent votes. The upcoming holidays bring increased risks of exposure and this 60-day extension gets us through the holidays.”
Mount Pleasant Town Council voted against extending its mask ordinance on September 1st, but after receiving feedback from both supporters and those who opposed the requirement, councilmembers later decided to approve the current mandate.