Will I get arrested for not wearing a face covering?

No. Violation of the ordinance is not a criminal offense. It is a civil infraction and carries a fine of up to $50.  Enforcement by way of a citation is a very last resort.  According to the ordinance, voluntary compliance is preferred over writing a citation.

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1. Beaufort County also approved an ordinance which is similar in many ways but differs in others, how do we know which one to follow?
2. Do I have to use a face covering at the gym?
3. Do I have to use a face covering while pumping gas?
4. I have asthma…I am claustrophobic…I have a breathing disorder; do I have to wear a face covering? Do I need a doctor’s note?
5. I am a musician who plays for the public, do I have to wear a face covering?
6. Do I have to wear a face covering at the Bluffton Farmers Market?
7. Do I have to wear a face covering while walking my dog?
8. Will I get arrested for not wearing a face covering?
9. I am a business owner and one of my customers refuses to wear a face covering. Do I call the police?
10. My son/daughter plays soccer/baseball. Do they have to wear a face covering when they are playing?