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Governor of South Carolina Bans Hotel Guests from NY, CT, and NJ

On Friday, Henry McMaster, the Governor of South Carolina, updated an executive order to include a new prohibition.

As of April 3, the state's hotels, motels, campgrounds, and rental properties may no longer house guests from New York, Connecticut, or New Jersey.  

In addition to questions of constitutionality, this move raises the question: What will happen to those tri-staters who are staying in public lodgings in South Carolina? Will they be thrown into the street? 

If that were to happen, hotels would be violating another part of the executive order, the one issued on March 27, which ordered that all visitors from the tri-state area and New Orleans must self-quarantine for 14 days. 

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As of this writing, South Carolina remains one of the few states in the U.S. without a stay-at-home order. More than 2,000 South Carolinians have the virus, according to official reports, and 44 so far have died.   

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