Residents reminded not to hold garage & yard sales
With warmer weather ahead, the City is reminding residents to follow the direction of public health officials by not having garage and yard sales at this time.
“The most important thing right now is to continue to prioritize the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and remind residents that this is a serious situation,” says Mayor Michael Fougere. “We must ensure we maintain social distancing to protect the health and safety of all Regina residents.”
The City recognizes many households might want the opportunity to sell goods through a garage or yard sale, but it is best to hold off at this time. Current public health guidelines continue to encourage physical distancing of at least two metres and limiting contact with others from outside your household.
Hold onto your donation items for now
Overflowing donation bins
While Regina residents are staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are using this time to clean out their closets. During this crisis, numerous charities are not able to accept clothing donations or empty bins at this time but will need them after this crisis is over.
The City is urging residents to hold on to their giveaway items for now and not to drop them off at overflowing donation bins across the city. Before dropping items off for donation at charities, call ahead and confirm if they are currently accepting items.
The City’s Bylaw Enforcement is working with property owners where donation bins are located to keep their property clean.