South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced that restaurants across the state will be allowed to reopen May 11 for limited dine-in services.
Restaurant restrictions that will remain in place include, according to McMaster:
- Tables must be spaced 6-8 feet apart
- Restaurants can only allow 50% of their inside occupancy rate, as determined by the fire marshal
- Sanitation and social distancing guidelines must be followed
“These recommendations, these policies, these suggestions are comprehensive, they are well thought-out, they have been researched, some have come as best practices from other states,” McMaster said Friday. “This has been quite a process and includes such things as the sanitation, providing hand sanitizers at the entry doors, table condiments such as salt, pepper ketchup, etc should be removed from the table, provided upon request."
McMaster also announced that all boating restrictions put in place by an executive order on April 16 have been lifted, effective immediately.