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Garage sales are allowed to continue amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the Indiana State Department of Health has new guidelines in place to help ensure the safety of those both hosting and attending garage sales.

Under Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s “Back on Track” plan, garage sales are classified as retail locations.

Per the terms of the plan, which is in stage two, gatherings of a maximum of twenty-five people are allowed.

Those hosting yard and garage sales are asked to wipe down and sanitize products.

People attending garage sales are asked to practice social distancing and it is recommended for everyone to wear a mask. Indiana Health Commissioner, Dr. Kristina Box, said that those who are hosting garage sales should do their part to keep their shopping areas clean.

Those having yard and garage sales in the WSLM listening area may advertise them for free on the daily program, Swap Shop. 

The program airs between 1-2p Monday thru Friday on WSLM 97.9 FM and WSLM 1220 AM.

Callers should give their name, phone number, and mention a sponsor (they are announced frequently during the program). The program is live and no personal comments can be made (per the FCC) and only sponsors of the show can be mentioned. 

There is a limit of 5 items each day and callers can call in each day of the week. Handguns and real estate listed with a realtor may not be advertised. 

The studio line is 812.883.3401.

For more information regarding phase two of the retail section of the “Back on Track” plan, click here.