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Effective immediately, Goose Creek repeals mask mandate

Effective immediately, Goose Creek repeals mask mandate

While wearing a face covering is no longer law in Goose Creek, elected officials encourage all residents to remain vigilant, and COVID-19 vaccinations are strongly recommended. File

At the May 11 meeting, Goose Creek City Council voted to end a mask ordinance and social distancing within city limits.

The vote passed 5-2 and nullifies the mandate that addressed the COVID-19 pandemic by requiring face coverings be worn in public buildings and outside when social distancing wasn’t possible.

The new ordinance goes into effect immediately. The vote also repeals several emergency measures that allowed City boards and commissions — including City Council — to conduct meetings electronically.

“I am proud of our response to COVID-19, and I’m grateful for our residents’ patience and cooperation,” Goose Creek Mayor Greg Habib said. “Like thousands of you, I have received a COVID-19 vaccination and I encourage all residents to do the same. Let’s continue to make the COVID threat as small as possible for our city.”

While wearing a face covering is no longer law in Goose Creek, officials encourage all residents to remain vigilant, and COVID-19 vaccinations are strongly recommended.