Gov. McMaster orders non-essential businesses to close, 158 new virus cases reported in SC

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COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – Governor Henry McMaster announced an order to close non-essential, close-contact businesses, venues, and activities in South Carolina.

The closure includes barber shops, hair salons, nail salons, spas, bingo halls, tattoo facilities, and other entertainment venues.

The executive order goes into effect at 5:00pm on Wednesday, April 1.

READ: Full executive order closing non-essential businesses in SC

South Carolina also reported four more deaths and 158 new cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

The total number of coronavirus-related deaths has now risen to 22 while the total number of cases in the state is now at 1,083.

Full list of businesses to be closed as a result of the executive order:

  • Entertainment venues and facilities as follows:
    • Night clubs
    • Bowling alleys
    • Arcades
    • Concert venues
    • Theaters, auditoriums, and performing arts centers
    • Tourist attractions (including museums, aquariums, and planetariums)
    • Racetracks
    • Indoor children’s play areas (excluding daycare facilities)
    • Adult entertainment venues
    • Bingo halls
    • Venues operated by social clubs
  • Recreational and athletic facilities and activities as follows:
    • Fitness and exercise centers and commercial gyms
    • Spas and public or commercial swimming pools
    • Group exercise facilities, to include yoga, barre, and spin studios or facilities
    • Spectator sports
    • Sports that involve interaction with another person in close proximity and within less than six (6) feet of another person
    • Activities that require the use of shared sporting apparatus and equipment
    • Activities on commercial or public playground equipment
  • Close-contact service providers as follows:
    • Barber shops
    • Hair salons
    • Waxing salons
    • Threading salons
    • Nail salons and spas
    • Body-art facilities and tattoo services
    • Tanning salons
    • Massage-therapy establishments and massage services

Anyone with questions on whether their business is included in the order are asked to email covid19sc@sccommerce.com or call 803-734-2873.

New coronavirus cases by county:

  • Abbeville County: 1
  • Aiken County: 4
  • Anderson County: 8
  • Bamberg County: 2
  • Beaufort County: 17
  • Berkeley County: 1
  • Calhoun County: 1
  • Charleston County: 19
  • Clarendon County: 7
  • Dorchester County: 5
  • Fairfield County: 1
  • Florence County: 4
  • Georgetown County: 2
  • Greenville County: 18
  • Greenwood County: 2
  • Horry County: 5
  • Kershaw County: 6
  • Lancaster County: 1
  • Lexington County: 13
  • Oconee County: 1
  • Orangeburg County: 1
  • Pickens County: 1
  • Richland County: 13
  • Spartanburg County: 7
  • Sumter County: 5
  • York County: 13

Total cases by county:

  • Abbeville County: 4
  • Aiken County: 13
  • Allendale County: 0
  • Anderson County: 39
  • Bamberg County: 2
  • Barnwell County: 1
  • Beaufort County: 91
  • Berkeley County: 15
  • Calhoun County: 3
  • Charleston County: 142
  • Cherokee County: 0
  • Chester County: 2
  • Chesterfield County: 6
  • Clarendon County: 25
  • Colleton County: 5
  • Darlington County: 11
  • Dillon County: 1
  • Dorchester County: 17
  • Edgefield County: 2
  • Fairfield County: 6
  • Florence County: 19
  • Georgetown County: 13
  • Greenville County: 106
  • Greenwood County: 5
  • Hampton County: 0
  • Horry County: 37
  • Jasper County: 3
  • Kershaw County: 105
  • Lancaster County: 15
  • Laurens County: 3
  • Lee County: 5
  • Lexington County: 54
  • Marion County: 2
  • Marlboro County: 2
  • McCormick County: 0
  • Newberry County: 2
  • Oconee County: 5
  • Orangeburg County: 22
  • Pickens County: 14
  • Richland County: 148
  • Saluda County: 1
  • Spartanburg County: 37
  • Sumter County: 39
  • Union County: 3
  • Williamsburg County: 2
  • York County: 56

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