A Quick Guide to the North Myrtle Beach Mask Mandate Ordinance | Covid-19 coverage
North Myrtle Beach City Council on Tuesday passed an emergency ordinance mandating the use of masks in some businesses to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Here’s a quick guide on how to follow the new rules, which went into effect on Thursday.
Should I wear a mask in a retail store like a drugstore, grocery store or any other retailer? Yes.
Do I have to wear a mask if I go to a personal service business like a nail salon, hair salon, or tattoo parlor? Yes.
So I have to wear the mask while I have my hair cut? Not necessarily. If the mask interferes with the personal service provided, it can be removed.
Should I wear a mask in a restaurant, hotel or gym? No.
Should I wear a mask when I’m out in public or on the beach? No.
Should I wear a mask if I have a religious objection, a health problem that prevents me from wearing a mask safely, or if I cannot put it on or take it off without help? No. If you fall into any of these categories, you are exempt from the ordinance.
Do employees of retailers and restaurants have to wear masks? Yes, if they interact with the public.
What if i get caught breaking the rules without being exempt? You risk a fine of up to $ 25.
What if restaurant and retail employees who interact with the public don’t wear masks? The company could be fined up to $ 100. Each day the company does not comply is considered a separate offense.
Who enforces the ordinance? Code enforcement and the North Myrtle Beach Police Department, although businesses must post signage informing customers of the new rules.
North Myrtle Beach City Council on Tuesday voted to pass an emergency ordinance requiring…