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Watch now: Governor lifts restrictions on attractions effective Friday, May 22
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Watch now: Governor lifts restrictions on attractions effective Friday, May 22

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Gov. McMaster


Gov. Henry McMaster today announced that attraction facilities will be permitted to open throughout South Carolina beginning Friday, May 22nd. The governor’s announcement comes after AccelerateSC has been meeting for nearly a month to determine the safest ways to reinvigorate the state’s economy.

The “Response” component of AccelerateSC has established exhaustive safety guidelines for businesses that have been allowed to reopen. Guidelines for attraction facilities can be found here and on the AccelerateSC website, along with guidelines for all recently re-opened businesses.

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

• Zoos

• Museums

• Aquariums

• Planetariums

• Historic buildings and sites

• Waterparks

• Amusement park rides

• Go-Kart tracks

• Bingo facilities (specific guidelines can be found here)

• Miniature golf facilities

McMaster also announced that youth and adult sports leagues will be allowed to begin practicing on May 30, with competitive play resuming on June 15.

While Governor McMaster never took any action prohibiting day camps, which are popular for children during the summer months, the Department of Social Services and the Department of Health and Environmental Control have established guidelines for those planning to hold camps this summer. 

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