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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  • Executive order no. 2020-73 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-11-25)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares a state of emergency in South Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic and orders appropriate emergency measures, protection of first responders, transportation waivers, ...
  • Executive order no. 2020-72 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-11-23)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares a state of emergency in South Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic and orders appropriate emergency measures, protection of first responders, transportation waivers, ...
  • Executive order no. 2020-71 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-11-09)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster authorizes leave with pay for those state employees of Oconee County who were absent from work due to the weather conditions of Tropical Storm Zeta.
  • Executive order no. 2020-70 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-11-08)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares a state of emergency in South Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic and orders appropriate emergency measures, protection of first responders, transportation waivers, ...
  • Executive order no. 2020-69 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-11-06)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends Kerry Trent Kinard from the Bamberg City Council in Bamberg County.
  • Executive order no. 2020-68 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-27)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends Robert Anderson Strickland, Jr. from the office of sheriff of Colleton County and appoints Charles Lytle Ghent as sheriff in his place.
  • Preliminary report on findings and recommendations 

    South Carolina Early Childhood Education Study Committee (South Carolina State Library, 2019-12-01)
    These are recommendations from the Early Childhood Education Study Committee regarding the best structure for coordinated early childhood services provided to children from birth to age 5 currently operating across multiple ...
  • Guidelines for public swimming pools 

    AccelerateSC (2020-10-19)
    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 ...
  • Guidelines for playgrounds during the COVID-19 pandemic 

    AccelerateSC (2020-10-16)
    These guidelines are intended for application in playground and recreational areas. Playground owners or operators should establish routine cleaning and sanitizing schedules for all playground equipment. Playground owners ...
  • Guidelines for movie theaters 

    AccelerateSC (2020-10-15)
    The purpose of these guidelines is to allow the public to enjoy movie theaters while providing standards that encourage public health and safety. These guidelines were developed based upon social conditions and other ...
  • Guidelines for mass gatherings or large community events 

    AccelerateSC (2020-10-15)
    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 for fitness centers & gyms 

    AccelerateSC (2020-10-14)
    The Department of Social Services and the Department of Health & Environmental Control have worked together to develop the following guidelines to fitness centers and gyms in re-opening quickly and safely. In addition to ...
  • Guidelines for faith based organizations 

    AccelerateSC (2020-10-21)
    Faith-based Organizations should comply with these guidelines when they choose to open in order to minimize the potential for transmission and spread of COVID19.
  • Guidelines for bowling alleys 

    AccelerateSC (2020-10-14)
    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 Bingo Halls 

    AccelerateSC (2020-10-16)
    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 county, municipal and school athletic fields & resuming youth sports events 

    AccelerateSC (2020-10-19)
    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.
  • Guidelines and resources for re-opening and operating attractions 

    . AccelerateSC (2020-10-28)
    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 ...
  • Executive order no. 2020-67 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-24)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares a state of emergency in South Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic and orders appropriate measures to deal with it.
  • Executive order no. 2020-66 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-22)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster requires that flags on state buildings be flown at half-staff on October 23, 2020 due to the death of Officer William Conley of the Greenville County Sheriff's Office who was ...
  • Executive order no. 2020-65 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09-09)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares a state of emergency in South Carolina due to the Coronavirus pandemic and provide appropriate measures such as protection of first responders and transportation waivers.

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