MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH
VIDEO: Health official answers reader question: What about yard sales?
Sarah Poe, the director of the Malheur County Health Department, talked with the Enterprise about entering phase two of economic reopening in the wake of COVID-19. In the last installment of this interview series, Poe answers a reader question: What about yard sales?
Sarah Poe, director of the Malheur County Health Department. (Rachel Parsons/The Enterprise)
As with all gatherings during phase two of reopening, yard sales are allowed. Public health officials recommend people wear face coverings and keep 6 feet away from others.
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