On March 18, 2020, the City of Brooks declared a State of Local Emergency (SOLE) to support the Province of Alberta's efforts to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. With Royal Assent given to Bill 13, SOLEs that are in effect for pandemics can be in effect for up to 90-days. Given this, the City of Brooks' SOLE was extended to the end of the day on June 30, 2020 at which time it was removed.
Yard and garage sales tend to be 'hands-on' affairs and almost exclusively involve cash transactions – both of which can cause the spread of COVID-19. To keep yourself, your family and the community safe, consider implementing these guidelines when hosting a garage sale: