McMaster adds retail stores to list of businesses to close Monday


Under his most recent announcement of closures of non-essential, Gov. Henry McMaster added retail stores to the list.

Effective Monday, April 6, at 5:00 p.m., the following additional “non-essential” businesses, venues, facilities, services, and activities will be closed to non-employees and will not be open for access or use by the public:

Furniture and home-furnishings stores
Clothing, shoe, and clothing-accessory stores
Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores
Department stores, with the exception of hardware and home-improvement stores
Sporting goods stores
Book, craft, and music stores
Flea markets
Florists and flower stores

The executive order does not prohibit the continued operation of retail stores, as set forth above, for the limited purpose of fulfilling online or telephone orders or providing alternate means of purchasing or delivering products or services.

Curbside purchase, pickup, or delivery and home or off-site delivery, that can be implemented that facilitates and maintains effective “social distancing” and is consistent with any applicable guidance issued by state and federal public health and safety officials is still allowed.