Governor Henry McMaster announced a restaurant safety initiative known as the Palmetto Priority Pledge last Tuesday. During a Livestream on Facebook, McMaster broke down the details of what this means for restaurants in SC.
“Palmetto Priority is a formal commitment made by South Carolina restaurateurs to provide a clean and safe environment for their staff and customers to demonstrate real precautions that they are taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” the official website states.
At a glance, this agreement is to be signed by restaurants that pledge to commit to the necessary safety requirements. It’s to include sanitation guidelines, reopening instructions, and participation in several online education modules. If a restaurant completes these actions, they join the master list of safe establishments. Community members can view the directory and for a comprehensive list of which establishments are following the necessary protocol.
In an attempt to keep SC safe, this pledge is a means of spreading safety and information. Next time you decide to dine out, visit Palmetto Priority to assure that your safety is being made a priority.