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City of Myrtle Beach extends Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 through February

Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune has extended the Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 through February 2021. This action automatically extends the executive order requiring city residents and visitors to wear a cloth face mask at retail and food service establishments, as well as in public spaces at hotels and other enclosed spaces. The new emergency declaration is valid through February 28 and can be extended or rescinded, as needed. Customers must wear a mask in enclosed areas of retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, personal care businesses, professional services, gyms and fitness centers and 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. Masks protect both the wearer and others who are in close proximity to that person. Let’s all do our part to cut out COVID-19. Thanks to everyone for following the mask requirement.