Mask mandates: Here’s what we know in Georgia and South Carolina

Published: Jul. 10, 2020 at 8:45 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 16, 2020 at 7:21 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Here is what our local areas have issued regarding mask mandates.


The state of Georgia does not have a mask mandate currently in place.

Governor Brian Kemp has encouraged Georgians to wear masks.

Gov. Kemp has says that a mask mandate is not needed for the state of Georgia.

The University System of Georgia has issued a mandatory mask requirement in all 26 of its institutions.

City of Atlanta

City of Savannah

City of Augusta

Other areas that have issued ordinances:

  • Athens-Clarke County
  • Brookhaven
  • College Park
  • Doraville
  • East Point

South Carolina

The state of South Carolina does not have a mandatory mask ordinance in place.

Multiple areas of the state have issued ordinances. Find those here.

City of Columbia, South Carolina

Bamberg County

City of Aiken

  • After a 5 to 2 vote during the council meeting, the city of Aiken decided to officially pass an emergency mask ordinance. The City of Aiken recently passed an advisory resolution urging citizens to use masks, but it was quickly amended.

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