Conway removes mask warrant after being only one in Horry County to reinstate requirement | Myrtle Beach Health
CONWAY – Conway City Council withdrew its mandate to mask city buildings after six weeks in a 6-1 vote on October 4.
The council re-added the mask’s mandate in August as COVID-19 cases increased across Horry County, but as cases have recently calmed down, local leaders suggested it was best removed.
In the past two weeks, Horry County has recorded more than 1,489 cases of COVID-19, according to the most recent data from HC’s Department of Health and Environmental Control. This is a significant drop from August, when the county recorded nearly 3,000 cases.
The warrant applied to all buildings in town except the Conway Sports and Fitness Center.
Conway City Council was the only Horry County government to reinstate a mask mandate during the peak.
Outside of the tenure, officials were also recommending residents aged 12 and older get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Currently, 52.6% of South Carolina residents are fully immunized, according to DHEC.
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