The representatives sent McMaster a letter detailing their requests for a statewide order to shelter in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as at least 15 other states have done, according to news station WJBF.
"During your announcement, we immediately started urging for a stay at home order. As current or former partners in small business law firms, we understand the damage to our economy and local businesses. However, the damage to South Carolina will be more profound if we do not slow the growth of those infected," they wrote.
As of Saturday, March 21, McMaster said a stay-at-home order for South Carolina “is not under consideration.”