Mask Up Columbia

On June 23, 2020, Mayor Steve Benjamin and Columbia City Council passed an ordinance that requires facial coverings or masks to be required within the City to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19. 

In an effort to provide information about the ordinance to citizens and visitors to the City of Columbia, a list of frequently asked questions has been developed.

The mask ordinance has also been attached for information purposes. 

Mayor Steve Benjamin and Columbia City Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance that extends the temporary suspension of the normal operating procedures of City Council and City Boards and Commissions meetings. 

This allows for the Mayor, Council Members, Board Members and Commission Members to remotely participate in voting and operational procedures by telephone or other means of electronic communication and extends the requirement that face coverings or masks be work in public in the City of Columbia.

This emergency ordinance shall be terminated by the issuance of another ordinance or shall automatically expire on the 61st day after enactment of this ordinance.

Please see the attached list of FAQs regarding the mask ordinance. 

VIEW: FAQ City Ordinance

VIEW: Mask Ordinance2020-071 ORDINANCE

VIEW: DHEC Mask Information 1

VIEW: DHEC Mask Information 2