In a special meeting convened Thursday, the Myrtle Beach City Council declared this Memorial Day weekend an “Extraordinary Event” and authorized the city manager to take all necessary steps to protect the public health, safety and welfare, according to city council meeting minutes posted online.

The “Extraordinary Event” outlines the ways in which Myrtle Beach Police Department can protect the safety and well-being of the city’s residents in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

In the executive order, authorities have been permitted to request assistance from federal, state and other local governments and require the temporary cessation of businesses in the city from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., among other things.

If anyone violates any of the rules and regulations outlined in the executive order, they risk receiving a warning, citation or notice and at worst, misdemeanor charges punishable by a fine of $500 or 30-day imprisonment or both.

Source: CNN News

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