Sun-seekers took to the beach in Garden City, South Carolina, on April 27, six days after the state’s governor reopened shoreline following a precautionary COVID-19 shutdown.
This footage was taken by the Horry County Police Department, which noted Gov Henry McMaster’s order still requires groups of beachgoers to remain at least six feet apart.
Not all beaches in the state have reopened, however. Some communities have opted to keep their waterfront recreation areas closed to the public while they watch the progression of COVID-19 in the state.
As of April 28, South Carolina had recorded 5,735 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and counted a death toll of at least 192 tied to the virus. Credit: Horry County Police Department via Storyful