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Auctioneers Face New Challenges In The 2020 Season

Updated August 15, 2020

An Auction house is like a community center

People look forward to seeing their friends while being entertained by curiosities and the unusual.

This current health crisis creates a brand new and unexpected obstacle for lots of small businesses; auctioneers, pickers and vendors that depend on auctions and secondary markets for their livelihoods.

I’m doing my best to stay informed as to what is going on in relation to the covid-19 pandemic and how auctioneers are responding to it.

Here in Ohio, when stay at home orders were issued in March, all auctions were postponed. Auctioneers that were already conducting some sales online were able to pivot more easily than those that only conducted live sales. Once restrictions eased, some auctioneers have gone back to doing live auctions.

Social distancing is going to be the new normal for the foreseeable future.

I know I would sure enjoy a good auction, even if I didn’t buy anything. If you are going out to any live auctions, I encourage you to follow recommendations for social distancing and wear a mask if you are capable.

I encourage you to do your own research on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Please make sure you are getting your answers from credible sources. This is a brand new virus. Scientists and researchers learn more about it on an ongoing basis. As they have learned more about the COVID-19 Virus, they have had to change some early findings on how to best treat this. Please fact check. Do not trust the potentially incorrect statements floating around on social media. Know and trust your sources.

Here are some suggestions

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

WHO – The World Health Organization

CDC – Centers for Disease Control

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus page

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