Most Grand Strand cities dropped their emergency mandates months ago.
However, Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune is extending the city’s COVID-19 civil emergency declaration through the month of May, city leaders said.
“We have seen improvements in the number of COVID-19 cases locally, thanks to many residents receiving one of the vaccines, but the health emergency caused by the global pandemic continues,” a Friday morning post on the city’s Facebook page states. “This declaration serves as a reminder that we must remain vigilant with our health and safety protocols if we are to overcome COVID-19.”
Myrtle Beach officials urge residents and visitors to wear face masks when indoors in close quarters.
The City of Myrtle Beach is the most liberal city along the northern Coast of South Carolina.