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The Office of the Governor operates pursuant to Article IV, Sections 1-21 of the South Carolina Constitution and SC Code of Laws 1-3-10, et seq. The Executive Control of State is comprised of the Governor, the Governor’s senior advisors, and support staff.

The senior advisors assist the Governor in formulating policy and carrying out his initiative through legislation, executive order, and policy statements. Programmatic responsibilities of the Office of Executive Policy and Programs are coordinated through the Executive Control of State.

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  • Re-entry to workplace plan for state employees 

    accelerateSC (2020-06-24)
    The South Carolina Department of Administration has developed three broad phases for returning employees to the workplace. These phases and the guidance on each phase are based on the information available at the time of ...
  • COVID-19 back-to-work checklist 

    accelerateSC (2020-06-26)
    As you work toward a phased re-entry of your employees to the workplace during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, here are some best practice cleaning guidelines that you can use in your owned facilities and that you can use ...
  • Executive order no. 2020-46 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-07-16)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that the flags atop the State Capitol Building be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Friday, July 17, 2020, in honor of the passing of General Stanhope ...
  • Executive order no. 2020-45 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-07-11)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs several safety measures pertaining to the coronavirus health crisis comprising of temporary restrictions regarding alcoholic beverages at restaurants, bars, and other ...
  • Executive order no. 2020-44 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-07-11)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs several safety measures pertaining to the coronavirus health crisis comprising of emergency measures, protection of first responders, transportation waivers, enforcement ...
  • Executive order no. 2020-43 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-07-09)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends David Taylor from the office of sheriff of Union County and appoints Samuel W. White as sheriff in his place.
  • Executive order no. 2020-42 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-06-26)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs several safety measures pertaining to the coronavirus health crisis comprising of emergency measures, protection of first responders, transportation waivers, enforcement ...
  • Executive order no. 2020-41 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-06-25)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster grants leave with pay to state employees in Colleton and Oconee counties due to the closing of state offices caused by hazardous weather conditions.
  • Maximum of 3 riders per elevator 

    accelerateSC (2020-05-28)
    This picture show how to safely distance in an elevator during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Interim guidelines for re-opening public swimming pools 

    accelerateSC (2020-05-20)
    According to the CDC, the virus that causes COVID-19 cannot be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas. However, the opportunity for transmitting the virus does exist in surrounding ...
  • Interim guidelines for re-opening charitable bingos 

    accelerateSC (2020-05-20)
    These guidelines are intended for application in non-health care related places of employment. These Guidelines will apply to all South Carolina charitable bingos.
  • Guidelines for re-opening mass gatherings or large community events 

    accelerateSC (2020-06-01)
    This interim guidance is intended for organizers and staff responsible for planning mass gatherings or large community events in South Carolina. A mass gathering is a planned or spontaneous event with a large number of ...
  • Guidelines and resources for re-opening and operating attractions 

    accelerateSC (2020-05-20)
    These recommendations are intended to provide general operating guidelines for all types of attraction facilities, including but not limited to aquariums, zoos, museums, historic buildings and sites, waterparks, amusement ...
  • How to safely clean & disinfect electronics 

    accelerateSC (2020-05-28)
    General cleaning tips: use a lint-free cloth, such as a screen wipe or a cloth made from microfiber ; use a Clorox disinfectant wipe or a wipe containing 70% alcohol. Gently and carefully wipe the hard, nonporous surface ...
  • Guidelines for re-opening motorsports facilities 

    accelerateSC (2020-06-01)
    The purpose of these guidelines is to allow the public to again enjoy motorsports events while providing standards that encourage public health and safety.
  • Guidelines for day camps 

    accelerateSC (2020)
    The Department of Social Services and the Department of Health & Environmental Control have worked together to develop the following guidelines to assist day camp providers in re-opening quickly and safely. In addition to ...
  • Guidelines for re-opening bowling alleys 

    accelerateSC (2020-06-01)
    These guidelines are intended for application in non-health care related places of employment. The foundation guidelines for businesses and employers remains the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Interim ...
  • Guidelines for re-opening county, municipal and school athletic fields & resuming youth sports events 

    accelerateSC (2020-05-20)
    The guidelines set forth in this document were established with the intent to balance the physical and social benefits of team sports with the overall needs for public health and safety.
  • Basic operations for manufacturers during COVID-19 

    accelerateSC (2020)
    This is a framework of guidance that South Carolina manufacturers can rely upon to operate safely and minimize the spread of COVID-19.
  • Final report and recommendations 

    accelerateSC (2020-05-28)
    On April 20, 2020, Governor Henry D. McMaster created accelerateSC to serve as the coordinated COVID-19 advisory team. The team was created to consider and recommend economic revitalization plans for South Carolina and ...

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