CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) — The City of Conway council voted Monday to let the mask ordinance expire along with the state of emergency.
Three council members, including Mayor Bellamy, were not in favor of letting the ordinance expire.
“I think we’re getting so close to a place where are feelings of relatively safety are improved enough that we can leave people to their own devices. I just think maybe not today,” Mayor Barbara Bellamy said.
Some council members said they feel the public can make the decision to wear a mask themselves.
Both the mask ordinance and state of emergency will expire at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Private businesses may still require customers to wear masks.
The state of emergency was extended in February.