Florence, South Carolina 2021-06-07 14:45:27 –
Columbia, South Carolina (WSPA) – Governor Henry McMaster attended a media briefing to keep the public up to date on the state’s response to the new coronavirus in 2019.
Governor McMaster announced that he would not update the state of emergency issued to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 451 days ago. The deadline is Sunday.
McMaster says he doesn’t think he needs emergency authority right now. But South Carolinas have to be careful. He says authorities are watching what’s happening around the world in connection with the pandemic.
McMaster said the state had suspended regulations due to an emergency and was ready to receive funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The emergency order has instructed the Department of Health and Environmental Management to exercise all emergency powers outlined in the Emergency Health Authority Act. This allows departments to do what they think is necessary to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
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