To help further province-wide efforts of preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) recommend that Albertans refrain from holding Garage Sales at this time.
This is due in part because Garage Sales have the potential to violate mandatory social distancing restrictions and requirements, including:
- Creating a difficult situation to maintain adequate social distancing;
- Creating a situation where more than 15 individuals congregate in a small space (mass gathering);
- Increasing the spread of community transmission through commonly touched surfaces; and,
- Promoting unnecessary contact with strangers and those outside of your immediate household.
While this may pose as an inconvenience for some, we encourage Coaldale residents to abide by these measures to ensure the health and safety of our community. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding – we’re all in this together.