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Governor McMaster lifts capacity restrictions on restaurants, but facemasks are still required

Late Friday afternoon, Governor Henry McMaster removed the 50-percent occupancy limitation for restaurants, allowing them to go back to full occupancy, but with some restrictions still in place.  Masks are still required for both restaurant staff and customers, unless seated at the table, and restaurants are encouraged to follow spacing guidelines and group limits, to the extent possible.  Notably, the governor did not remove the “no alcohol sales after 11:00 p.m.” rule.  That “last call” limitation remains in place for alcohol service at restaurants and bars.