The City of West Columbia City Council passed an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings in certain establishments in the city. The ordinance went into effect at 6 AM on July 10, 2020, and expires on the 61st day.
Face coverings must be worn inside any Foodservice and Retail Establishments. Additionally, all Foodservice Establishments and Retail Establishments within the City must require every employee to wear a Face Covering at all times while having face-to-face interaction with the public or other employees or where social distancing of at least six feet cannot be observed at all times.
Upon written request to the City, a Foodservice Establishment or Retail Establishment having the ability to isolate customers from employees and maintain social distancing may request a waiver of the Face Covering requirements. Waiver forms will be available from the City and submitted for registration and filing with the City.
Grocery stores, Pharmacies, Hair Salons, Nail Salons, Barber Shops, Personal Hygiene Establishments, and Medical Offices are not eligible for the exemption.