GOP South Carolina Governor Lifts Face Mask Mandate

The Charleston Post & Courier reports:

Gov. Henry McMaster is lifting his mask mandate for state buildings and restaurants and telling state employees still working from home to come back to their office.

McMaster’s March 5 update means the Republican governor is no longer requiring face coverings to be worn in state buildings, by restaurant employees or by diners, who were previously ordered to cover up while not eating or drinking. But that doesn’t mean people can ditch their masks, as local ordinances and businesses’ own policies still apply.

He also directed all state agency leaders to quickly transition to normal operations. Each must submit a plan to the Department of Administration to “expeditiously return” all employees to their workplace full time.

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