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Charleston City Council Amends ‘Stay at Home’ Ordinance to Add Governor’s Most Recent Orders

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On Wednesday, during an emergency meeting, Charleston City Council amended the city’s “Stay at Home” Ordinance to add Governor Henry McMaster’s most recent orders regarding the closure of “non-essential” businesses, venues, facilities, services, and activities; the requirement that out-of-state visitors from coronavirus “hotspots” self-quarantine and the closure of all public beaches, piers, docks, wharfs, boat ramps, and boat landings.

Additionally, the amendment made clear that the ordinance does not preempt or overrule any court order regarding an individual’s conduct, such as a domestic violence protection order, a child custody order or similar orders limiting an individual’s access to a particular place.

The ordinance will remain in effect for 60 days from when it was enacted on March 16, 2020, or until repealed.

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