South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced a new voluntary initiative, Palmetto Priority, that will show which restaurants are following recommended guidelines for safety against COVID-19. Customers who plan to eat in or carry out can check on participating restaurants in advance.
The program is completely voluntary for the restaurants. They complete a checklist of requirements, participate in online education, and take part in a DHEC limited-scope food safety inspection to assure the public that they are following extensive precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The SC Restaurant and Lodging Association is overseeing this initiative and asks patrons to complete a survey about their experience at a particular restaurant.
Click here to find out more about Palmetto Priority. The website will take you to the list of participating restaurants, or you can click here to access them directly. You can type in a city such as Charleston or a zipcode like 29455. Check back often as restaurants are being added daily.