Manitobans looking to score a deal at garage sales will have to wait until after May Long weekend.
The new Public Health Orders do not allow for gatherings of any kind on private property indoor or outdoor. This new restriction includes garage sales.
"The public health orders that go into effect tonight clearly state: ‘1(6) All outdoor gatherings on the property on which a private residence is located are prohibited," a provincial spokesperson says.
The restrictions will last until after May Long weekend, ending on May 26. If the COVID-19 situation in Manitoba improves before that date, the orders could be loosened.
"Addressing the third wave of COVID requires us all to do our part, both in adhering to the orders, but also taking any additional steps we can to reduce contacts and the potential for transmission. This means staying home as much as possible, reducing the number of contacts we have and wearing masks when we are around others from outside our household, even outside."
Last year after May Long weekend, garage sales were allowed to happen. At that time, there were 292 cases in total with 16 of those active. Currently, there are 2,173 active cases and a total of 34,884 cases.