Short term rentals in South Carolina — including hotels, motels, rental houses, Airbnbs and time shares — are now prohibited to travelers coming from Covid-19 hotspots, the state’s Gov. Henry McMaster announced today.
The state had 147 new cases confirmed in the last 24 hours for a total of 1,700 total cases.
McMaster has also announced the closing of more non-essential businesses including furniture and clothing stores, florists, book stores, craft and music stores, effective Monday, April 6, at 5 p.m.
Grocery stores, home improvement stores, gas stations and firearm retailers will remain open, McMaster said.
McMaster was pressed by several reporters about his decision to not order a stay-at-home order and he said the orders he’s already put in place address many of the things that would make them stay home.
“South Carolina is unique,” he said. “We are doing what we feel is the most aggressive thing we can do to combat this virus.”