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New Buffalo Advising Vacation Rentals Not to Open

(New Buffalo, MI) - In New Buffalo, the city is cracking down on

vacation rentals to help fight the spread of coronavirus.

These are homes rented out for a short period of time.

Recently, officials say police have broken up parties and large gatherings

at some of vacation rentals being used.

Vacation rentals are not considered essential under the

governor’s stay at home order.

City Manager Dave Richards says the city is sending out the advisory

now before other vacation rental owners open their doors to more


 So far, Richards say the vacation rentals owners approached

have cooperated.

He said those who don’t could be cited and be fined for violating the

governor’s order.

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