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Tuesday's Myrtle Beach City Council meeting will be conducted virtually

Due to concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, Tuesday’s Myrtle Beach City Council meeting will be conducted virtually, online via WebEx, rather than live and in-person.  The meeting still will be televised as usual on the Spectrum and HTC cable systems, as well as carried live on this Facebook page.  City Council held a number of similar electronic meetings last spring, during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Health officials report that new strains of COVID-19 are being discovered, some of which may spread more quickly among humans, according to the Centers for Disease Control.   South Carolina, like other states, continues to see high numbers of new COVID-19 cases.  Now is the time to be extra-vigilant with safety precautions, including masks, social distancing, sanitizing surfaces and frequent hand-washing. 

The City of Myrtle Beach requires 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.   Masks are required 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. 

The City of Myrtle Beach thanks our residents, visitors and businesses for following the mask requirement.  Failure to wear a mask when required is a civil infraction with a fine of up to $100 upon conviction.