South Carolina governor threatens no college football if state doesn't reverse COVID-19 spike
South Carolina has become a major hotspot in the COVID-19 outbreaks that are on the rise throughout much of the country.
Now, South Carolina governor Henry McMaster is taking action, issuing an executive order banning spectator sports, concerts and other events that involve gatherings of people.
Per MyrtleBeachOnline.com, McMaster said he won’t lift the restrictions until the state gets its outbreak under control:
McMaster’s current executive order bans such things as spectator sports, concerts and movie theaters. That’s been the case since the beginning of the pandemic in March. That ban will remain in place until the state turns the corner with the coronavirus, the governor said sternly.
“I will not remove those restrictions. I cannot lift those restrictions, if these numbers continue to rise and the danger persists. I can’t do it. I won’t do it,” McMaster said. “This fall will not be like other falls. We will not be able to have college football. We will not be able to have high school football.”
McMaster took to Twitter after the press conference to double down on his warning about football:
Let me make it very clear. Wear a mask and social distance now so we can enjoy high school and college football in South Carolina this fall.
— Gov. Henry McMaster (@henrymcmaster) July 1, 2020
Will this executive order get the outbreak under control? We’ll have to wait and see, but there are only a couple of months left before the college football season is supposed to start.