Keep checking this page for updates on the face mask ordinance.
Richland County Council adopted an emergency ordinance that took effect July 6 and requires residents to wear face coverings while in public. This is in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, which has prompted Gov. Henry McMaster to declare a state of emergency.
Read the County's Ordinance Requiring the Wearing of Face Masks.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised that cloth face coverings are a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19. The agency points to increasing evidence that such face coverings help those who have COVID-19 from spreading it to others.
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
From the S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC)