City Council has unanimously voted to extend the emergency ordinance requiring employees and customers to wear face coverings inside all retail establishments within the city limits.
Greenville was the first municipality in South Carolina to mandate mask-wearing. City Council enacted emergency ordinances on June 22, 2020; August 24, 2020; October 12, 2020; December 14, 2020; and February 8, 2021, requiring individuals to wear face coverings in certain circumstances. The emergency ordinance will be in effect for 60 days.
The City continues to monitor the number of cases of COVID-19 and to encourage residents to get the vaccine through its Mask Up. Sleeves Up. education and awareness campaign. The City also continues to provide the public with comprehensive data related to testing and vaccination rates through its online COVID-19 Data Hub.
In conjunction with local public health officials, City leaders believe it is vitally important to continue to work together to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and that the extension of the mask ordinance is necessary to protect, preserve and promote the general health, safety and welfare of our community.