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South Carolina city extends mask mandate until end of 2020

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The mayor of a South Carolina city has extended the city’s mask mandate for enclosed areas until the end of the year. The city of Myrtle Beach announced on Monday that the city's mask mandate will now be effective through Dec. 31. Mayor Brenda Bethune extended the order. It was put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus, and requires that customers wear masks in retail stores, gyms and other enclosed areas. Retail and restaurant staff must also wear masks when they are working with the public. The Post and Courier reports individuals can get exemptions for religious or health concerns. The city says violators could be fined up to $100.

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