Colleton County Fire-Rescue

City of Walterboro, Town of Edisto Beach, and Colleton County Mask/Face Covering Use Mandate

Effective Wednesday, July 1, 2020 and pursuant to emergency ordinances passed by Walterboro City Council, Edisto Town Council, and Colleton County Council,

all persons entering a commercial and/or business establishment in those jurisdictions must wear a face covering while inside the establishment. This includes all restaurants, retail stores, salons, grocery stores, and pharmacies in those jurisdictions. 

All commercial and/or business establishments in those jurisdictions must require their employees to wear a face covering at all times while having face to face interaction with the public.

Any person who is unable to safely wear a face covering due to age, an underlying health
condition, or is unable to remove the face covering without the assistance of others is exempt
from this Ordinance.

Face coverings are not required in the following circumstances:
  1) Children under age 2 (age 10 in Edisto).  
  2) Anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to
remove the mask without assistance.
  3) In personal vehicles.  
  4) When a person is alone in enclosed spaces.  
  5) During outdoor physical activity, provided the active person maintains a minimum distance of six (6) feet from other people at all times.  
  6) When a person is alone or only with other household members.  
  7) While actively drinking, eating, or smoking.  
  8) When wearing a face covering causes or aggravates a health condition.  
  9) When wearing a face covering would prevent the receipt of personal services.  

A person who fails to comply this Ordinance shall be guilty of a civil infraction, punishable by a fine of not more than $25.00.

To view the individual ordinances, click the links below:

City of Walterboro Ordinance 2020-06 -

Town of Edisto Beach Ordinance 2020-21 -

Colleton County Ordinance 2020-05 -

Please note that these ordinances apply only to the City of Walterboro, Town of Edisto Beach, and unincorporated areas of Colleton County.