SC governor allowing tourist attractions to reopen Friday, May 22

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Gov. Henry McMaster just announced numerous attractions across the state can reopen beginning Friday, May 22.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster

McMaster said attractions large and small may reopen on Friday.

Examples of attraction facilities that may reopen include, but are not limited to, the following:

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

The governor’s accelerateSC task force has issued guidelines to these businesses to reopen safely, he said. Click or tap here to read those.

McMaster also pointed out that some attractions will remain closed -- including movie theaters, concert venues, race tracks, bowling alleys, adult entertainment, and night clubs.

This announcement comes one day after state leaders made the suggestion to reopen attractions during an accelerateSC meeting.

They wanted to reopen attractions in time for Memorial Day weekend, saying it would “spread out” crowds seen at the state’s beaches last weekend.

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