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COVID-19 Restrictions Imposed in South Carolina

South Carolina was one of the first states to enter Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the three-phase plan to reopen America. But, with the South Carolina COVID-19 caseload of confirmed new cases growing, with 11,801 for the seven days ending July 12 compared to 11,527 the seven days prior, Gov. McMaster has imposed new restrictions for South Carolina. Here is a rundown of new, current, and past restrictions as reported by USAToday and Greenville News on July 12th:

South Carolina's 8,000 restaurants, bars, breweries and similar establishments were ordered to stop serving alcohol nightly starting July 11. Bars and restaurants that violate the order can lose their liquor licenses.

Guidelines for reopening South Carolina public schools were announced June 22nd, with the option to reopen in the fall.

Bowling alleys in South Carolina could reopen June 12.

On June 12, Gov. Henry McMaster extended the state of emergency and lifted restrictions on retail stores capacity and allowed events with more than 50 people at state properties.

In-person graduation ceremonies could take place beginning May 29.

Close contact businesses including gyms, barber shops, hair salons and pools reopened on May 18.

On May 11, Gov. McMaster allowed dining inside South Carolina restaurants to resume.

Stay-at-home order: Sarted April 7th, 2020; ended on May 12, 2020

Affected sectors: Retail, Restaurants

Mobility: For the seven days ending July 9, 2020, the share of residents leaving their homes was about 1.74% less than the seven days prior, as shown from SafeGraph data.

For information on the status of other states as reported by USAToday, please visit:


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