South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced today that close contact service providers, fitness and exercise centers, commercial gyms, and public or commercial pools will be able to open in a limited capacity on May 18.
The governor said Monday that he also wants some state employees to return to work.
He added the first group will return no later than June 1 and when there is enough personal protective equipment to go around on site.
“We will gradually return to normal,” McMaster said.
Restaurants are now open for limited dine-in services, he said in a statement on Monday.
The governor has also lifted restrictions on boating, short-term rentals, beaches, and visitors to the state.
There are at least 7,792 positive cases of coronavirus and 346 Covid-19-related deaths in South Carolina, according to the state's Department of Health and Environmental Control's website.