The Myrtle Beach City Council unanimously supported a public mask requirement during a special Council meeting on July 2.
Here is list of frequently asked questions, with answers, about the City of Myrtle Beach’s executive order requiring face masks (face coverings) in public places.
Three Myrtle Beach police officers will work full-time as School Resource Officers (SROs) this fall at Myrtle Beach Elementary, Middle and High Schools. Pictured are PFCs Antonio Bellamy, Michael Morlano and Christopher Holmes.
Days before Pearl Harbor in 1941, the City of Myrtle Beach gave its relatively new airport to the federal government for use during World War II. Here’s a brief history of what eventually became the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base and its involvement in our military activities during the next 50 years.
Public safety is the City of Myrtle Beach’s top priority for our residents, visitors and workers alike. Simply put, our city is our home and violence will not be tolerated! The Myrtle Beach Police Department uses intelligence gathering, information sharing and experience to effectively and efficiently protect the city. As we continue to evolve, the department will deploy a number of human and electronic resources to further enhance public safety.
The question, “Why is the city working on Memorial Day?” comes up from time to time. Myrtle Beach’s 950 full-time employees would love to have the day off, but the reality is that even if Memorial Day Monday were a “holiday” for city staff, virtually our entire police force, firefighting personnel, EMS crews, public works folks, parks division staff and many others would be required to work to provide service to our residents and visitors.
The COVID-19 health emergency is creating a hardship for thousands of people here in Horry County. Fortunately, many in our community have huge hearts and are willing to help.
You can hear the rare sound of silence in Myrtle Beach. With the “work or home” limitation and all events on hold, COVID-19 quieted what should be a bustling spring season. The lack of noise is noticeable, yet Myrtle Beach still offers that “first in service” experience.
The last few weeks have turned our world upside down, thanks to the scary prospect of an illness we can’t see. The steps taken to fight the spread of COVID-19 have disrupted our lives, our schools, our economy and our community. We are grateful to everyone who loves Myrtle Beach for the many positive ways in which you have responded.
For timely updates regarding the coronavirus and the City of Myrtle Beach’s response, bookmark and check the Coronavirus Advisory webpage. The city is giving restaurants more flexibility for additional signs and tents during the coronavirus emergency. On March 18, 2020, City Manager John Pedersen has signed an order allowing temporary signage and operational rules to help restaurants cope.
At this time, events and activities in Myrtle Beach are on their regular schedule. We will continue to monitor the situation with our state and federal partners and respond accordingly.