The Myrtle Beach area started to see signs of normalcy with increased beach access and more retail stores opening despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
“This is a very trying time for our city, but we can reopen so we did, but we’re on edge and trying to be extra, extra careful,” said Jim Huntley, owner of Treasures Fine Jewelers in Myrtle Beach.
During the past week, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster allowed public access to beaches — with local approval — and the reopening of some retail. The shops allowed to open included jewelers, florists, furniture stores.
They were all ordered closed weeks ago to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
The ease of some restrictions did not mean the complete reopening of the area as the state’s “work or home” order remained in place. Hotels and short-term rentals are also closed throughout the Grand Strand.
Horry County continued