North Myrtle Beach City Council unanimously votes to extend State of Emergency


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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – North Myrtle Beach City Council unanimously voted to extend their State of Emergency ordinance which was set to expire on July 12.

The extended state of emergency will be in place for 60 days and will expire on September 6 at 1:30 p.m., unless overturned before the expiration date by city council.

The Declaration authorizes the City Manager to take the following necessary measures:

  • Mobilize life safety mechanisms and responses.
  • Work with State and other health organizations and agencies, schools and other governmental and private partners.
  • Assist in taking all reasonable actions and precautions to ensure the fullest possible protection and preservation of life and property and the continuation, restoration and recovery of essential public services to include providing for isolation and quarantine.
  • Limit travel.
  • Modify personnel requirements, practices and procedures.
  • Provide for remote access to the workplace by employees.
  • Cancel or postpone events, activities, appearances or functions involving group gatherings.
  • Suspend the requirement of payment of transactional fees.
  • Transfer budgeted federal or state grant monies as necessary pursuant to federal/state guidelines.
  • Temporarily suspend attendance requirements for boards, commissions, committees, and the like.
  • Temporarily close certain City facilities or portions of facilities.


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