Paxville passes mask resolution


PAXVILLE - The Town of Paxville has joined the ranks of other small towns and municipalities across Clarendon County, the state and nation in asking its residents to wear face masks to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

"We decided it was time to pass a resolution," said Paxville Mayor Wade McLeod. "It's not an ordinance. It's a resolution that encourages our residents to wear face masks."

McLeod said Paxville Town Council decided to pass the resolution citing Manning's passage of an ordinance and Clarendon County's passage of a similar resolution regarding face masks.

"We want to keep ahead of this thing," McLeod added. "It's a terrible virus, and we're willing to do anything we can to help prevent spreading it."

Turbeville Mayor Kathryn Turbeville said Turbeville officials "have not passed either an ordinance or resolution" regarding the wearing of face masks inside the town limits.

"Some stores in town are requiring them," Turbeville added. "The town strongly encourages everyone to wear them, but it is not mandated."

Summerton Mayor Mac Bagnal said that Summerton officials have not passed either a resolution or ordinance regarding individuals in Summerton wearing face masks in public areas.