Estate and Yard/Garage Sale COVID-19 Requirements

All persons conducting estate sale or individual yard or garage sale operations must strictly comply with the requirements below for the safety of the community and customers, and are strongly encouraged to follow the Safety and Health Recommendations below.

1. Conduct estate and individual yard sales outdoors in an area where air circulates freely or in a garage with all doors and windows open.

2. Discourage unnecessary touching or holding of goods prior to purchase and removal of goods from the premises.

3. Customer Traffic Management.

a. Limit customer access to displays of goods in order to maintain six-foot physical distancing requirements.

b. Place distance markers such as cones or other objects or markings in order to maintain six-foot physical distancing requirements for customers waiting to enter the display area. Assist and monitor customers waiting to enter.

c. Arrange the flow of customers to eliminate choke points and reduce crowding. Mark high traffic areas with six-foot markers to maintain physical distancing requirements.

d. Place conspicuous signage alerting customers to the six-foot physical distancing requirement as well as required face coverings.

e. When possible, establish hours of operation that permit access solely to high-risk individuals as defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

4. Sanitation.

a. Frequently sanitize high-touch areas.

b. Ensure operating hours allow downtime for thorough cleaning of areas touched by customers.

5. Safety and Health Requirements.

Anyone conducting an estate sale, or an individual yard or garage sale, during the COVID-19 pandemic has a general obligation to provide safe and healthy premises in accordance with Swinomish Tribal law, and comply with the COVID-19 safety practices below.

a. All customers at estate and individual yard or garage sales must wear a cloth face covering when at the estate sale.

b. All those conducting an estate or individual yard or garage sale are required to post signage at the entrance to their location informing their customers that they are required to use cloth face coverings when at the sale.

c. All those conducting an estate sale or individual yard or garage sale are strongly encouraged to make face coverings available to customers.

d. Provide adequate hand-sanitizer and encourage hand sanitizing.

e. Anyone conducting an estate or individual yard or garage sale should ensure frequent and adequate hand washing or sanitizing by those conducting the sale, with adequate maintenance of supplies. Use disposable gloves where safe and applicable to limit transmission on items that are shared.

f. Anyone conducting an estate or individual yard or garage sale should screen themselves and anyone assisting them for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 at start of each day of the sale. Make sure anyone stays home or immediately goes home if they feel or appear sick.

6. Safety and Health Recommendations.

a. Arrange contactless pay options.

b. Install sneeze guards or other barriers at all fixed places of potential interaction between customers and those conducting the sale that could be less than six (6) feet.

Estate and Yard/Garage Sale COVID-19 Requirements