Cooper signs executive order to strengthen mask mandate in N.C. Legends in Concert Theater Myrtle Beach has suspended all shows indefinitely. “I believe it’s very unrealistic to say we have to shut down again. He said that public beach accesses can be open at noon on Tuesday. Inside one of the mall’s sports and apparel stores, Bree Cowan, 20, said she has seen a steady stream of customers trying to come in without masks. Has she been in contact with someone known to have the novel coronavirus? “The governor said exactly what we expected. Henry McMaster (R) lifted some of the restrictions he had imposed, paving the way in April for Myrtle Beach and its surrounding communities to open their hotels fully by mid-May, just in time for Memorial Day. NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Two North Myrtle Beach restaurants are temporarily closing their doors after employees tested positive for COVID-19. The Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational scheduled for Thursday through Saturday at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium has been canceled. RELATED COVERAGE | McMaster allows public accesses to beaches, some retail businesses to reopen. In Myrtle Beach, Flamingo Grill announced it will also temporarily close after an employee tested positive. All rights reserved. She noted there are challenges with enforcement. An exact date will be announced later. Cancellations and closures are starting to mount in the Myrtle Beach area due to the threat of coronavirus. An estimated 40 percent drop in sales compared with the same period a year earlier threatened to cripple an economy that depends largely on tourists, about 20 million of whom vacationed on area beaches in 2019, she said. Gov. The infections appear to have spilled into nearby South Carolina towns that aren’t even on the coast, demonstrating the potentially dangerous and more widespread consequences of Myrtle Beach’s swift reopening. Subscribe to the ViaMichelin newsletter. Adding to their fears, before Myrtle Beach reopened for business, it did not require that residents and visitors wear masks, considered one of the easiest, most effective ways to cut down on the spread of the coronavirus. But Bethune stressed that Myrtle Beach is unlikely to take the most aggressive step — closing the city’s beaches — to combat the recent spate of … Rockefellers Raw Bar in North Myrtle Beach also announced Saturday it will stay closed until its employees are tested. Horry County government posted on Facebook that it will allow public beach accesses in unincorporated areas of Horry County to reopen at noon on Tuesday. They also carried persons who overdosed off the Rosen Sea property and dumped them on adjacent properties to avoid drawing the attention of law enforcement, Vest said. “Horry County Police Department Beach Patrol and River Patrol will remain in place on the beaches and waterways to enforce the Governor’s orders. In Kentucky, health leaders specifically raised the possibility that Myrtle Beach hotels have contributed to one of that state’s outbreaks. The 2nd annual Happy Little Bar Crawl is still set for March 21, according to Market Common’s website. ViaMichelin routes take into account the impact of road traffic on your journey time. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Live updates: U.S. reports highest daily death toll in more than six months, Trump is expected to join Giuliani at Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers' voter fraud event. The free mobile app offers Michelin maps and routes with real-time traffic, GPS Navigation with voice guidance and community alerts. Taxes can still be filed online through United Way’s filing tool here: The safety lapses have resulted in a surge of infections in Horry County, where Myrtle Beach is located, which had registered more than 3,300 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Tuesday, according to public health officials. Thank you! Crews are working to keep public spaces clean especially in high traffic areas. Meanwhile, North Myrtle Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday night during a virtual meeting to open public beach accesses at noon on Tuesday. Dr. Edward Schwartz, the chief medical officer for CareHere, said there are three things communities must consider as they look at reopening. She contracted the coronavirus about four weeks ago. Instead, they were horrified to find congested sidewalks, so they turned around, opting not to take a risk. Surfside Beach, Pawleys Island and Georgetown County will be holding meetings Tuesday morning to decide if they will open public beach accesses. This article has Unlimited Access. . Oscar’s said it had cleaned the restaurant and will not reopen until all employees test negative. And could that be leading us potentially -- put us at risk for a secondary peak in July or August when we are trying to recover.”. The figure does not include countless tourists who unknowingly contracted the virus while visiting and unwittingly have taken it back home to multiple states including Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia, where Gov. An Italian buffet about a block from Ocean Boulevard had spaced out diners and tables, as recommended, but “everyone working there wasn’t wearing a mask,” said Willis Glasgow, a resident of nearby Florence, S.C. At the Tanger Outlets, a shopping mall in Myrtle Beach, so few people were wearing masks last weekend that Harold Reaves and his wife didn’t even bother to get out of their car. In Ohio, a group of 90 students from Belmont County and surrounding areas who celebrated the end of the school year in Myrtle Beach now are experiencing an outbreak of their own. Did she travel abroad? MBACC has compiled a list of resources for businesses to plan for and respond to the virus. MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – The 15th Circuit Solicitor believes Derriere’s Gentlemen’s Club is operating as a public nuisance and wants it shut down. The city did not require facial coverings when it reopened in May, and council members only voted to issue such a mandate on Thursday. Justice, a store for “tweens,” closed its doors this summer during downsizing by Ascena Retail Group as part of bankruptcy proceedings. With no mask requirement, few families that came to Myrtle Beach actually wore them, alarming public health experts — and heightening the risk of infection. “We didn’t expect to see demand to be so high immediately.”. United Way of Horry County has temporarily closed its free tax prep sites. Anticipating a flood of tourists, the city on Thursday issued a new order requiring masks in densely packed public places, including stores and hotel lobbies. Myrtle Beach initially expected the vacationers to return at a slow trickle. Six states have warned their residents not to visit South Carolina or specific parts of the 60-mile coastline region known as the Grand Strand. More than 100 teenagers and young adults from the D.C. region similarly have tested positive for the coronavirus after vacationing in Myrtle Beach, Virginia officials confirmed this week. It seems both those who love the creatures and those who don't have largely landed in the same place. Hotels and Vacation Rentals Are Open We have to learn how to live with it.”. The season will be rescheduled once schools reopen. "They’re ready to get away, and I am concerned about what that will mean to our area if we open up too soon. Cities and states outside of South Carolina have reported a similar increase in infections stemming from families that rushed to Myrtle Beach last month.