Garage, Yard Sales Now Permitted Under Phase Two Reopening

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MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel says that he recently received clarification from New York State that garage and yard sales are permitted in regions that have entered phase two of reopening.

“As residents complete their spring cleaning, I have received numerous inquiries on when yard sales may be permitted again in Chautauqua County,” said Wendel. “I am pleased to report that garage and yard sales are now allowed with certain requirements. Whether holding or going to a yard sale, I encourage residents to please take precautions to protect themselves from the spread of the virus.”

He says those holding yard sales must ensure that occupancy of the space used for the sale is limited to the number of people who can be safely and appropriately spaced so that each person is at least six feet away from others and in no case should the space be occupied by more than 10 people at any given time.

People in situations where they are likely to come within six feet of another individual must also wear face coverings. In addition, hand sanitizer should be available and regular cleaning and disinfection protocols in place.

Sellers can also consult the NY Forward Safety Plan Template available at for additional precautions they should consider during their garage and yard sales.


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