The following is a set of information that is provided by CAI Online on how to handle Coronavirus in your community. We feel as if it is very comprehensive and a great resource to use and depend on! We’ve linked here to the original source and provided a snippet here for you to peruse.
What Community Association Can Do
Community associations should review or establish an emergency plan in consultation with legal counsel, insurance and risk management experts, and their manager.
Meetings and events. Generally, there are several methods by which association members or association boards transact business in the absence of everyone gathering at the same time and location—some form of written consent, electronic meetings, or a vote outside a physical meeting.
Common areas and amenities. Community associations control the common areas, and owners are responsible for their private property. If the virus becomes widespread, communities may want to consider:
- Extensive cleaning, disinfecting, or wiping down of common areas and common area surfaces
- Postponing or cancelling community events and meetings
- Closing common areas and amenities, such as gyms, clubhouses, and pools
- Installing hand sanitizer dispensers or wipes on common areas for owner and guest use
Community association board members should consult with their professional partners, including community manager and attorney, on how best to handle preparing for and reacting to COVID-19 within their community.
Fair housing and COVID-19. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is part of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. All federal agencies are working aggressively on a multi-layered, cross-agency public health response to this evolving situation.? HUD is encouraging housing providers, including community associations, to share relevant CDC fact sheets with individuals, families, and staff members. Read more from HUD?.
Community associations are reminded that their responses to residents regarding the coronavirus must be compliant under the Fair Housing Act and related regulations.