McMaster orders additional non-essential businesses closed in SC, suspension of short-term rentals to those from COVID-19 hot spots

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) – South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order Friday closing additional non-essential businesses to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

According to McMaster, those businesses include:

  • Furniture stores
  • Home furnishing stores
  • Clothing stores
  • Shoe and clothing accessory stores
  • Jewelry stores
  • Luggage and leather goods stores
  • Department stores
  • Florists
  • Sporting goods stores
  • Book stores
  • Craft and music stores

The order goes into effect at 5 p.m. on April 6.

Additionally, McMaster issued another executive order that suspends short-term rentals in S.C. to people traveling from coronavirus hotspots across the nation. Those include hotels, short-term rentals, vacation homes, B&B’s, timeshares, etc.

That executive order is effective immediately.

McMaster made the announcement during a Friday briefing on the state’s response to COVID-19.

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