By Ray Rivera | September 15, 2020 at 3:22 PM EDT - Updated September 15 at 3:29 PM
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - Mount Pleasant Town Council has passed an ordinance requiring people to wear face masks at grocery stores, pharmacies and town owned buildings.
Council voted on the issue 5-4 on Tuesday afternoon.
The ordinance states that all people entering a grocery store, pharmacy, or town owned or operated building must wear a face mask while inside the establishment. For the purpose of the ordinance, the term grocery store means a retail establishment that primarily sells food, but may also sell other convenience and household goods.
People failing to comply with this portion of the ordinance could face a fine of $25.
In addition, all restaurants, retail stores, salons, barber shops, grocery stores, pharmacies and town buildings must require employees to wear a face covering at all times while having face to face interaction with the public or other employees.
A person failing to comply with this portion of the ordinance could face a fine of $100.
Exemptions include anyone unable to safely wear a face covering due to age or a health condition, children under 12 years old, and emergency responders where wearing a mask is not practical when engaged in a public safety matter of an emergency nature.
The full ordinance can be read below.
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