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West Columbia City Council extends mask ordinance

West Columbia, SC – During its November 2, 2020 meeting, the City of West Columbia City Council extended the emergency ordinance requiring face coverings in certain establishments in the city. The ordinance expires on the 61st day, January 2, 2021.  A summary of the ordinance is below.

Businesses, where masks are required, must place a “Notice” (poster, placard, or notification, which shall be at least 8”x11”) in a conspicuous place notifying the public of the requirement to wear a face covering.

Face coverings must be worn inside any Foodservice Establishment, Retail Establishment, Hair Salons, Nail Salons, Barber Shops, Personal Hygiene Establishments, Medical Offices, and City Building including:

  1. grocery stores;

  2. pharmacies;

  3. commercial stores engaged in the retail sale of goods or services to the public including

    • sporting goods stores;

    • furniture and home-furnishings stores;

    • clothing, shoe, and clothing-accessory stores;

    • jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores;

    • department stores;

    • hardware and home-improvement stores;

    • book, craft, and music stores;

    • florists and flower stores;

    • bars and taverns;

4. all other stores that sell supplies for household consumption or use;

5. alcoholic beverage stores; and

6. laundromats.

All Foodservice Establishments and Retail Establishments within the City must require every employee to wear a Face Covering at all times while having face-to-face interaction with the public or other employees or where social distancing of at least six feet cannot be observed at all times.


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