PSA: Make the right choices now, Charleston 😷

Mimi Striplin, founder of The Tiny Tassel | Video provided by Explore Charleston
Mimi Striplin, founder of The Tiny Tassel | Video provided by Explore Charleston

Everyone has a different reason for wanting COVID-19 to go away for good: 

  • Getting the kids back in school 🍎
  • Rescheduling that trip to Italy ✈️
  • Returning to in-person worship ⛪
  • Being able to see your grandparents 👴
  • Being able to see your healthcare hero 🩺
  • Finally throwing your dream wedding 💐
  • Sports (and tailgating) 🏈🏀⚾

…and more. But we can all agree that we collectively want this pandemic to subside so we can get back to “normal life.” 

Here’s the kicker, Charleston. We need to all take small but important steps now if we want to see our city and state in better shape any time in the near future. 

If we don’t make the right choices now, we will continue to face even more difficult choices in the future – like closing businesses (some closing permanently), students not returning to in-person classes at all, no spectators in stands for fall (or spring) sports, and not being able to simply visit our favorite restaurants – just to name a few. 

Charleston has a history of overcoming adversity, and we can do it again, but it requires doing our part to protect one another.

So, here are the choices that you can make now: 

  • Wear a mask 😷
  • Wash hands 🧼
  • Social distance 🔙
  • Protect the vulnerable 👵

This is a community problem and it requires a community solution. So let’s make the right choices and make them now, CHS. 

Local leaders who are making the right choices:  

Dr. David Cole, President, Medical University of South Carolina 


Earl Grant, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, College of Charleston


Dr. Andrew Hsu, President, College of Charleston


John Keener, Owner, Charleston Crab House; President, Lowcountry Hospitality Association 


Stephanie Mangini, Corporate Communications, Volvo Car USA 


Rev. Eric S.C. Manning, Pastor, Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church


Dr. Gerrita Postlewait, Superintendent, Charleston County School District


Mimi Striplin, Founder, The Tiny Tassel


Elliott Summey, Executive Director + CEO, Charleston County Aviation Authority