New rules for concerts, stadiums, theaters
Movie theaters, sports arenas and concert halls may operate – but with few attending.
Gatherings will be limited to 250 people or 50% of occupancy, whichever is less.
That's Gov. Henry McMaster's latest covid-19 order including:
- Masks will be required for admission.
- Social distancing and hygiene practices must be followed.
- Face coverings will be mandatory in SC government buildings.
- Alcohol sales must end at 11 p.m.
McMaster said, “These limited restrictions are temporary, they are measured, and they are targeted towards what we know works.”
“These measures give South Carolina the best chance to slow the spread of the virus without shutting down the state’s economy.”
They also require employees and patrons to wear masks or face coverings.
Tables must be spaced at least 6 feet apart.
No more than 8 customers a table unless part of the same family.
Other businesses required to obey the restrictions include amphitheaters, gymnasiums and parks.
Events exceeding occupancy rules may be allowed if organizers can show an ability to comply with federal and state procedures.