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 (Went into effect on 8/3/20 and REMAINS IN EFFECT):
To help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 among younger adults, South Carolina's Governor Henry McMaster has issued an executive order prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages in ALL South Carolina bars and restaurants after 11 p.m and before 10:00 a.m. The order will remain in place until further notice. Bars and restaurants can continue to sell food and non-alcoholic beverages past 11 p.m.
This executive order (2020-50) went into effect on August 3, 2020 pertaining exclusively to restaurant operations; the order remains in place until further notice. It states:
- All employees, customers, patrons, etc. are REQUIRED to wear masks, except while actively engaged in eating or drinking
- Restaurants must limit dine-in services to fifty percent (50%) of their occupancy limit (as determined by the Fire Marshal)
- All indoor and outdoor tables must be placed at least six (6) feet apart
- Seating at each table shall be limited to no more than eight (8) customers and patrons, exclusive of family units/members of the same household
- While waiting to be seated, restaurants must ensure that customers and patrons are able to maintain a minimum of six (6) feet of separation from other parties
- No patrons/customers may stand or congregate in any bar area
- Restaurants must remove common-use condiments (salt, pepper, ketchup, etc.) from tables and only provide them upon request; items must be cleaned and sanitized between each usage
- Restaurants must sanitize tables, chairs, and check holders/presenters after each seating
- Restaurants must provide hand sanitizer at all entry points
- Restaurants shall discontinue self-service buffets or food stations (however, employees may dispense food via cafeteria-style buffet service to you)
- Restaurants shall discontinue services that allow customers and patrons to fill or refill their own beverage cups
- Restaurants shall sanitize all doorknobs and other shared or frequently touched surfaces as much as possible, with approved sanitizing solutions
- Signs must be posted that entry is prohibited for any individuals who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or who have tested positive within the past 14 days
- All restaurant employees must be screened and have their temperatures taken prior to each shift