Face Covering Masks No Longer Required in Unincorporated Beaufort County
At a recent Beaufort County Council meeting, a vote on agenda item AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE REQUIRING THE WEARING OF FACE COVERINGS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, failed to receive the necessary eight (required two-thirds of Council as an Emergency Ordinance) votes in order to extend the provision requiring the wearing of masks in public buildings for unincorporated Beaufort County.
This means that Friday, April 16, is the first business day after the current emergency ordinance expires. After Thursday, April 15, face coverings will no longer be required in unincorporated Beaufort County.
The municipalities of Beaufort, Port Royal, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and Yemassee each have face covering ordinances in place.
The CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings. This includes events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people.