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Essential Activities

Governor McMaster issued Executive Order No. 2020-21all South Carolina residents to remain at home or work unless visiting family, exercising or obtaining essential goods or services. The Home or Work morder is effective 5:00 pm on April 7, 2020.

For purposes of this Order, Essential Activities shall mean and include as follows:

  • Caring for or visiting a family member in another Residence or transporting or travelling with a family member, provided that such activity is conducted with appropriate consideration of, and adherence to, guidance issued by state and federal public health and safety officials, to include the CDC, with regard to "social distancing."

  • Obtaining necessary supplies and services for family or household members, such as food and supplies for household consumption and use, medical supplies or medication, supplies and equipment needed to work from home, and products needed to maintain safety, sanitation, and essential maintenance of the home or residence.
    • Preference should be given to online ordering, home delivery, and curbside pick-up and delivery options and services wherever possible as opposed to in-store shopping.

  • Engaging in activities essential for the health and safety of family or household members, such as seeking medical, behavioral health, or emergency services.

  • Caring for pets, provided that such activity is conducted with appropriate consideration of, and adherence to, guidance issued by state and federal public health and safety officials, to include the CDC, with regard to "social distancing."

  • Engaging in outdoor exercise or recreational activities, provided that a minimum distance of six (6) feet is maintained during such activities between all persons who are not occupants of the same Residence.

  • Attending religious services conducted in churches, synagogues, or other houses of worship.

  • Travelling as required by law, to include attending any court proceedings and transporting children as required by court order or custody agreement.

View the list of Non-Essential Businesses