A new executive order issued by Governor Henry McMaster has lifted many COVID-19 restrictions. Most notably, restaurants are now able to operate at full capacity.
On the decision to open up the state, Governor McMaster said, “South Carolina is open for business. Our state’s approach has been a measured, deliberate, and targeted one – aimed at keeping our economy open and our people safe.”
While not required, there are a variety of strongly recommended safety measures that restaurants should abide by in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. Some of these safety measures include spacing tables and customers six feet apart and limiting the seating at tables to no more than eight people. In addition, officials recommend staff and patrons continue to wear masks when possible.
Even though restaurants can operate at full capacity, the “last call order” requiring the sale and/or consumption of alcohol to halt at 11:00 pm is still in effect.