Coronavirus Update

Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2020 12:31PM

Coronavirus (Covid-19)A Note to our Customers about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At Attics to Basements, your safety is of paramount importance to us. We are publishing the following information regarding the Coronavirus outbreak to keep you informed of what we are doing to protect our staff and customers and what you can do to best protect yourself.

First and foremost, we are taking preventive measures to maintain a healthy environment. We are providing hand soap and paper towels to our employees and customers so that they can wash their hands consistently throughout the day. We are also providing disposable gloves so employees and customers can avoid direct skin contact when touching surfaces.

We are encouraging all to avoid shaking hands entirely to reduce the risk of spreading infection. Though that may be awkward at times, it is an increasingly common practice.

We are monitoring this situation daily and will continue to watch what is happening in the North Texas region and adjust our business operations and policies as needed.

Follow CDC and health professional guidelines for good hygiene. Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face, mouth and eyes.

Be mindful of the personal space between you and others during this time. That can be hard to do at an estate sale, but if we all pay attention then we can keep space between us.

Talk to your doctor if you are feeling ill or have any concerns about your health. If you are sick then please stay home, rest, and get better soon!

Consider strengthening your immune system with supplements of Vitamin D, C, and B complex. Sleep well, eat healthy, and try not to stress!

There is a lot of information and misinformation floating around about the Coronavirus outbreak. The following are official sources you may find helpful.

We will post updates regarding the virus that may be potentially helpful.

March 11, 2020, 9:00pm: Ban on Travel from Europe

This evening in an address from the oval office, President Trump instituted a temporary, 30-day ban on all travel from Europe to the United States. There are exceptions from American citizens and residents of the United Kingdom.


March 12, 2020, 10:00pm: Dallas Co. State of Emergency

Last night, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins declared a local state of disaster for Dallas County beginning at 11:00am March 13, 2020 and lasting for no more than seven (7) days until March 20, 2020. This declaration was influenced by the identification of five additional confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Dallas County. As a result, community gatherings of more than 500 people are prohibited for the next week.


March 14, 2020, 10:00pm: Sales Temporarily Suspended

We are temporarily suspending our estate sales effective immediately so we can evaluate our safety procedures. Even though our estate sales operate with far fewer than 500 individuals, there are potentially over 500 visitors over the course of the sale. For this reason, we are temporarily suspending our estate sales until we can safely return to business.

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March 18, 2020, 10:00am: Sales to Resume Friday, March 20

After much deliberation and planning we have decided to resume our Garland and Preston Hollow estate sales this Friday, March 20, 2020, under new operating limitations. We are offering customers the ability to shop online and pay over the phone.

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March 22, 2020: Dallas County Ordered to Shelter in Place

According to the Dallas Morning News...

Dallas County residents are being ordered to stay in their homes except for crucial work and errands, beginning at 11:59 p.m. Monday. All businesses that aren’t deemed essential also must stop operating.

County Judge Clay Jenkins announced the strictest limits in Texas on social gatherings, work and movement Sunday evening.

His order came the same day the number of positive cases of coronavirus cases in the county surpassed 100 and the death toll rose to three. It’s the latest update to restrictions on gatherings that were implemented March 12. Residents who violate the order may face a fine or jail time.

The extraordinary escalation puts an end to social gatherings of almost any kind, a move Jenkins said he was not ready to take only days ago.

March 23, 2020, 10:00pm: Operations Suspended

Given the most recent developments we have decided to suspend our operations until this emergency is behind us. We will miss seeing you each week and we look forward to resuming our business when appropriate.

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