Greenville, South Carolina is normally the opposite of “social distancing.” As one of the friendliest places to visit in the US, we’re more likely to draw in closer for a friendly greeting with a stranger than we are to measure the number of feet between us. Folks here love getting together and welcoming new faces and we believe travel is one of the best parts of daily life. We know we have a remarkable destination worth traveling for, but the health of our residents and visitors is of utmost importance. We want everyone to feel protected and comfortable in Greenville, SC!
By taking the proper precautions now, we can get back to sharing one of the friendliest destinations in the US—with the only distance between new and old friends being a handshake or a hug.
Until then, stay up-to-date with COVID-19 and its impact on our community at the links below.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-63 (Went into effect on 10/2/20):
This executive order (2020-63) by Governor Henry McMaster went into effect on October 2, 2020 pertaining exclusively to restaurant operations; the order remains in place until further notice. It states:
ALL SOUTH CAROLINA RESTAURANTS MAY NOW OPERATE AT 100% CAPACITY. Not all restaurants will choose to do so, but it is now permissible.
The following provisions remain in effect:
- The sale of alcoholic beverages in ALL South Carolina bars and restaurants is prohibited after 11 p.m and before 10:00 a.m. Bars and restaurants can continue to sell food and non-alcoholic beverages past 11 p.m.
- The use of self-service buffets and/or food stations is banned to prevent customers and patrons from reusing service utensils to avoid potential physical contamination; however, employees may be permitted to dispense food via cafeteria-style buffet service.
The following measures are strongly encouraged, but are no longer required as of October 2, 2020:
- Restaurants should space indoor and outdoor tables 6 feet apart, to the extent possible.
- Restaurants should limit seating each table to no more than 8 customers and patrons, exclusive of family units or members of the same household.
- Restaurants should adopt and enforce a process to ensure that customers and patrons are able to maintain a minimum of 6 feet of separation from other parties while waiting to be seated.
- Restaurants should minimize, modify, or discontinue services that allow customers and patrons to fill or refill their own beverage cups.
To read the 21-page Executive Order in its entirety, click here.