Gov. McMaster lifting restrictions on attractions, sports

South Carolina News

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSAV) – Gov. Henry McMaster is lifting restrictions on establishments like zoos and museums and is giving the green light on sports.

Under a new executive order, starting on Friday, “attraction facilities” can reopen, including:

  • Aquariums
  • Planetariums
  • Historic buildings and sites
  • Waterparks
  • Amusement park rides
  • Go-Kart tracks
  • Bingo facilities
  • Miniature golf facilities
  • Zoos
  • Museums

McMaster stopped short of opening facilities like concert venue and movie theaters, saying AccelerateSC, the state’s COVID-19 response team, is still establishing guidelines.

During a press conference Wednesday, the governor also announced that youth and adult sports leagues will be allowed to begin practicing on Saturday, May 30, with competitive play resuming on Monday, June 15.

As for day camps, the governor never took any action prohibiting them, but the Department of Social Services and the Department of Health and Environmental Control has established safety guidelines.

To read more on the state’s recommendations, visit the links below:

“Follow these guidelines, pay attention, and remember that although we are lifting these regulations, lifting these restrictions, the virus is still here,” McMaster said. “It’s just as strong as it was in the beginning and we must continue to be very careful and maintain that social distancing.”

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