COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) – South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has resisted calls for a statewide mask mandate to stop the COVID-19 outbreak, instead leaving the decision to local governments.

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McMaster said mandating masks is “impractical,” but strongly encouraged masks be worn in public.

“This is a dangerous, deadly disease,” McMaster said. “You’ve got to follow the rules. Wear your masks. Keep that distance from people. Wash your hands. Be careful. If you’re sick, go home.”

McMaster said cities can legally impose their own mask mandates, echoing what South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said Wednesday.

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