A couple walks along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. They drove from New York for a month vacation before the beach town barred new rentals. File/Gavin McIntyre/Staff

SC - Myrtle Beach allows hotels to re-open as coronavirus restrictions ease

Myrtle Beach, the financial heart of South Carolina’s tourism economy, will allow hotels and short-term rentals to start once again.

An emergency order by the city to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus expires Friday. In a City Council meeting held by teleconference Thursday, elected leaders of the beach town approved a new emergency order that will not stop hotels from renting.

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