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CHECKOUT SUNDAY: Visitors are shown the door in COVID-19 emergency order

Myrtle Beach visitors are being told to checkout noon Sunday from all hotels, motels, campgrounds and other short-term rentals in order to stem the spread of coronavirus.

The order from the Myrtle Beach City Council was decided in an emergency meeting Thursday and extends through April 30.

Reservations beginning March 28 will have to be rescheduled beyond that date.

The city also ordered all amusement parks, golf courses, miniature golf attractions, movie theaters, and arcades to close beginning Friday.

Businesses must also stop rentals of mopeds and golf cart rentals.

The City of North Myrtle Beach passed a similar measure to halt future short-term rentals for the same time period.

Gov. Henry McMaster did not issue a stay-at-home order during this press conference Thursday, and no such orders were approved by Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.

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