New Ellenton is the latest South Carolina city to enact mask ordinance

Published: Jul. 21, 2020 at 8:54 PM EDT
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NEW ELLENTON, SC. (WRDW/WAGT) - If you’re in New Ellenton, you’ll have to start wearing a mask soon. That’s because the city has enacted a mask ordinance.

New Ellenton joins other South Carolina cities such as Aiken and Columbia to enact such a plan that requires residents to wear what the ordinance calls a “face covering.”

That ordinance goes in to effect on July 24 at 12 p.m. and tells residents to wear masks in government buildings, restaurants, and retail establishments.

If any residence is caught not wearing a mask, city officials say they will be fined $50 per infraction.

There are several exemptions, however, including not being able to wear a mask due to a medical or behavioral condition.

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