McMaster’s order closing more non-essential businesses in S.C. takes effect Monday

McMaster’s order closing more non-essential businesses in S.C. takes effect Monday
Gov. McMaster ordered the closure of more non-essential businesses on Monday, April 6.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - More non-essential businesses across South Carolina will close their doors Monday in response to the coronavirus.

This comes days after the latest executive order from Gov. Henry McMaster.

Starting at 5 p.m. April 6, stores selling furniture, clothing, shoes and jewelry are among the businesses ordered to close.

Also on the list are florists, book stores, craft and music stores, as well as sporting goods stores.

The Bookworm is Murrells Inlet was one of few shops that remained opened until the order went into effect.

Ironically, store owners Courtney and Eli Hornyak, said it’s because of the pandemic that business was steady these past weeks. People want to keep busy with a good book while they stay at home.

Now with the temporary closures, they’re worried about paying bills with little to no revenue coming it. The couple is working on offering a curbside pickup and online orders instead.

McMaster said the order comes after reports of non-compliance to social distancing.

On March 31, McMaster first announced the closure of many non-essential businesses across S.C. That list was then expanded with another executive order on April 3.

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