EDISTO BEACH, S.C. (WCBD) – The Town of Edisto Beach passed an emergency ordinance regarding face masks.
Town Council failed to pass the ordinance on Friday, but a recent spike in cases and an influx in people coming to town for the holiday weekend moved them to pass the ordinance on Monday.
The measure passed by a 3-1 vote. It goes into effect Wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m.
The ordinance says face masks or facial coverings must always be worn in restaurants and businesses establishments except when eating, drinking, or smoking.
It is also not required when wearing a face covering would prevent the receipt of personal service or for people whose religious beliefs prevent them from wearing a face covering.
Children 10 and younger are not required to wear a mask.