Press Release The emergency ordinance requiring face coverings in public areas throughout the city of Charleston to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19 (click here) goes into effect at 12 am, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Answers to many frequently asked questions regarding the ordinance can be found in the FAQ linked here. Free 8.5 x 11 informational flyers regarding proper use of face coverings and other COVID-19 related precautions are available for download here to be displayed in local businesses. As a reminder, the ordinance is a fine-only offense and will be enforced primarily via educational efforts by civilian officers with the […]