Aiken, SC –The existing emergency ordinance requiring individuals to wear face coverings in certain situations and locations failed to extend with the absence of a motion from the city council. The ordinance is scheduled to expire 12:00 PM (noon) November 16, 2020.

A different motion was made to consider a regular ordinance that will encompass all of the details in the current emergency ordinance that requires face coverings in certain situations and locations. This motion passed 5-2 on first reading, and the second reading to discuss and contemplate the motion will take place on November 19, 2020 at 6 PM.

If the new ordinance pass on second reading, it could slightly differ as to only expiring with a resolution proposed by City Council or if Governor Henry McMaster’s emergency executed order is modified or rescinded.