Governor orders restaurants and bars to close dine-in services, drive-thru, delivery allowed

Gov. Henry McMaster

Gov. Henry McMaster has issued mandatory orders for the following:

  • State agencies have been ordered to waive regulations for the coronavirus
  • The South Carolina Department of Revenue will extend the deadline for state taxes to June 1.
  • Restaurants and bars will close their dine-in services for customers beginning March 18; however, curbside services (drive-thru and delivery) will be allowed
  • Events with 50 or more people will be prohibited
  • DHEC will waive regulations for hospitals to use medical students

While Gov. McMaster issued these mandatory orders, he also requested the following:

  • Medical and surgical centers in S.C. should halt elective and non-emergency procedures within 72 hours
  • Insurance companies should pay100% of costs associated with COVID-19 office visits
  • Incentivize doctors to treat non-COVID-19 patients via telehealth
  • Grocery stores should limit the purchases of paper products (toilet paper, paper towels) and water.
  • Businesses should have “senior hours” to allow senior citizens to shop at stores
  • Private employers should allow employees to work remotely

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