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LAKE WYLIE, SC - OCTOBER 20: Docks buckle on dry land at the Buster Boyd access area of Lake Wylie October 20, 2007 in Lake Wylie, South Carolina. The boat ramps at the recreational area are closed due to low water levels caused by severe drought. Lake Wylie and Lake Norman, both fed by the Catawba River, are seeing their shorelines increase as water levels drop. (Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images)

The palmetto state is now staying home.

Joining 41 other state leaders, the governor of South Carolina on Monday ordered his state’s residents to stay at home unless they have “essential” business to attend to. Governor Henry McMaster’s order, which went into effect Monday, makes exceptions only for residents “visiting family, exercising or obtaining essential goods or services,” according to the South Carolina Emergency Management Division.

McMaster’s declaration came after state health officials on Monday confirmed 2,232 coronavirus cases and 48 deaths. Remaining states that have not issued stay-at-home orders include Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

South Carolina Emergency Management Division

HAPPENING NOW: Governor Henry McMaster has ordered all South Carolin... ians must remain at home or work unless visiting family, exercising, or obtaining essential goods or services. Update: The order for residents to go home, stay home is in effect until further notice. Read the full text of the Governor's Executive order here:

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