Mayor issues Emergency Proclamation to make masks mandatory
Jul 6 2020
Face coverings are officially mandatory in all Goose Creek businesses, as the City continues to use every lever at its disposal to slow down the spread of COVID-19.
Goose Creek Mayor Greg Habib signed an Emergency Proclamation at 5 p.m. Monday, July 6, at City Hall. The Proclamation calls COVID-19 a growing threat, and requires all customers in Goose Creek retail and commercial outlets to wear a mask. Employees must also wear a mask when interacting with the public.
“For the sake of our most vulnerable, and our ability to care for those battling the virus, I am requiring all of us to wear a mask when inside public spaces,” Mayor Habib said. “I have spoken with the leaders in our medical community. The rise in positive Coronavirus tests is corresponding with a rise in hospitalizations due to the virus, and it is clear more action is needed.”
The Mayor added that Goose Creek’s requirement would “provide continuity throughout our region, as the five largest municipalities plus Dorchester and Charleston Counties all require masks.”
The Proclamation asks businesses to display signage alerting customers of the mask requirement. Download a sign that all businesses are encouraged to use.
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