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COVID-19 emergency declaration and mask requirement continue in the New Year

Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune has extended the Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 through January 31, 2021. The action automatically extends the executive order requiring residents and visitors to wear a cloth face mask at retail and food service establishments, as well as in public spaces at overnight accommodations and other enclosed spaces. The Emergency Declaration is valid through January 31, and can be extended or rescinded, as needed.

Executive Order 12B continues the requirement that customers must wear a mask in enclosed areas of retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, personal care businesses, professional services, gyms and fitness centers, among other locations. Retail, restaurant and accommodation staff also must wear masks whenever they are in public areas or working with the public. Failure to wear a mask when required is a civil infraction with a fine of up to $100 upon conviction. The City of Myrtle Beach thanks our residents, visitors and businesses for following the mask requirement.