Charleston city council approves first reading of mask ordinance

Charleston City Council approved the first reading of its mask ordinance. It will have to pass a second and third reading at future council meetings in order to go into effect. The ordinance would require face coverings in specific circumstances in the city of Charleston, including private businesses and public schools. The ordinance will help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the city, according to the ordinance. READ MORE: City of Charleston considers mask ordinance for businesses, schools.