COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Leaders in South Carolina continue to debate whether the entire state needs to go under a stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Republican Gov. Henry McMaster did not weigh in Monday. He has said he will issue the order closing nonessential businesses like gyms and hair salons when he sees data from state health officials supporting it.
Republican state House Speaker Jay Lucas says cities need to trust the governor’s response to the coronavirus.
Democratic U.S. Rep Joe Cunningham of Charleston says a statewide stay-at-home order would end the uncertainty of beach communities. South Carolina now has 925 COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths.
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