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Saturday , 26 September 2020

Garage sales not recommended due to pandemic: St. Paul and region

St. Paul and region are recommending residents not hold garage sales at this time due to COVID-19.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, the municipalities in the St. Paul region said that: “Garage sales are not considered an essential service.”

The post reads that garage sales may pose health and safety risks because of physical closeness as people browse on driveways or confined garage spaces.

In addition, the post says, the touching and handling of cash and used goods provide an opportunity for surface disease transfer.

However, they say if you are planning to hold a garage sale, you must ensure there is sufficient space in the area to follow physical distancing and provide hand sanitizer and wipes for customers.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.