Masks Mandatory Inside Shelter

Effective June 24, 2020, all individuals (staff, volunteers, visitors, clients, customers, contractors and animal control officers, etc.) entering Charleston Animal Society will be required to wear a face mask or face covering and sanitize their hands prior to entry.

This is in response to the most recent data provided by SC DHEC, CDC and other leading health entities.

It is important to note that the Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) weekly report showed the rate of infection for the Tri-county area surpassed 5% last week, one of three key indicators that are now in the red zone. Dr. Michael Sweat, who leads coronavirus tracking in the Tri-county, urges continued use of proper safety precautions such as social distancing and wearing masks.

Per the MUSC COVID-19 Epidemiology Intelligence Project, the three key indicators that are now red are:

  1. Growth rate of infections have surpassed 5%
  2. Two weeks of increases in the number of cases
  3. More than 5 cases per every 10,000 residents in a week

Charleston Animal Society adheres to the standards set forth by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and follows other guidelines to enhance a safe working environment for both humans and animals.

Most importantly, by requiring face masks or face coverings while in confined air space (animal shelter), it provides all parties with additional protection.

Thanks for your cooperation.