Being vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus is no longer a requirement for the city of North Charleston, the city of Charleston, Charleston County and the St. John’s Fire District.
The vaccine mandate suspensions come after Gov. Henry McMaster signed an act into law that prohibits these mandates, which says, “the practice of discrimination based on vaccination status is in conflict with the ideals of South Carolina.” The legislation says the state or any political subdivision may not enact a COVID-19 vaccination mandate.
“Governor McMaster recently signed into law new state legislation that prohibits taking certain employment and other actions based on COVID vaccination status,” City of North Charleston spokesman Ryan Johnson said. “Because of this new law, the city suspended all enforcement of its vaccine mandate.”