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South Carolina governor issues ultimatum: Wear a mask and social distance now, or no football come fall

South Carolina is one of a handful of states that has seen a record number of reported COVID cases. Just in the past two days there has been over 3,200 new cases reported in the state, which led to a strongly worded statement from Governor Henry McMaster yesterday on why this fall will not be like other falls if the current trend continues.

After issuing an executive order that has banned people from movie theaters, concerts, and spectator sports back in March, McMaster doubled down with these comments yesterday, via The State in regards to high school and college football being played.

“I will not remove those restrictions. I cannot lift those restrictions, if these numbers continue to rise and the danger persists. I can’t do it. I won’t do it".

"This fall will not be like other falls. We will not be able to have college football. We will not be able to have high school football.”

McMaster went on to present a clear ultimatum yesterday via

Let me make it very clear. Wear a mask and social distance now so we can enjoy high school and college football in South Carolina this fall.

— Gov. Henry McMaster (@henrymcmaster) July 1, 2020

" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Twitter. "Let me make it very clear. Wear a mask and social distance now so we can enjoy high school and college football in South Carolina this fall." With everyone trying to maintain optimism about a college and high school fall sports season, it's clear that with cases continuing to trend up in many places, things need to change for the better pretty quickly to maintain a healthy amount of cautious optimism. Head here to read the full article from The State with more comments from Governor McMaster.