South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has proposed the state legislature come back in late June, since coronavirus is expected to peak in mid-May.
By June, coronavirus will be on the downside of its’ peak and businesses should be opening around that time, McMaster said.
“We expect to be back in business by then. That way the government won’t shut down and no one needs to have any concerns about the government shutting down. We will not let the government shut down and it will continue into the next fiscal year,” he said.
McMaster said South Carolinians cannot let their guard down and asked that they continue to follow stay-at-home orders and social distancing protocols.
“It’s too early to celebrate, we’ve got to keep the lid on ourselves. Contain your enthusiasm, because we still have to get out of it, but we will get out of it, and it will be sooner, rather than later," he said.