South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said that when it comes to reopening, “we want to go as quickly as we can, as safely as we can to restore our economic vigor while also restoring our economic health.”
At the first meeting of accelerateSC — the advisory team created to revitalize South Carolina’s economy — McMaster said “the last thing any of us want is to have a relapse…it’s probably going to happen some places, but we do not want that to happen here.”
The governor said his state has approached reopening “a little bit differently” from other states, with a “lighter touch.”
While other states designated businesses as essential or nonessential, South Carolina looked at what activities posed the greatest risk and focused on minimizing those activities.
Some background: McMaster announced earlier this week that South Carolina would reopen some beaches and retail stores.
McMaster said he spoke to President Trump yesterday and that the President said, “we were doing an excellent job in South Carolina.”