Getting ready to head to a South Carolina State Park? Visitors over age 2 will now need to pack a mask to wear in any indoor state park facility where the general public may gather or employees are working.
The new mandate includes visitor centers, stores, nature centers, restrooms or park offices. Visitors touring an indoor rentable facility will also be required to wear a mask. If a person does not have a face covering with them, they will be asked to remain outside of the facility, and park employees will assist them and work to accommodate their needs when possible, according to a statement on the South Carolina State Parks Facebook page.
This requirement does not extend to park rental facilities, such as cabins, campsites, picnic shelters and group facilities, while they are being used by the parties renting them. SC State Parks recommends visitors at these restricted-use locations still follow CDC and SCDHEC guidelines regarding mask wearing and social distancing, but park staff will not be responsible for reinforcing those guidelines, the statement said.