CAI is monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact on community associations. We are encouraging CAI members, chapters, and the community associations industry in general—from homeowner leaders, community association managers, management company executives, and business partners—to follow the latest guidance and updates issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CAI has posted a story on HOAResources.com for more information on the virus and how to protect against it. Click here to read the article. CAI and fellows of the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) present a special virtual, LIVE Q&A presentation about the issues facing community associations due to coronavirus pandemic. Click here to watch the webinar.
Guide to COVID-19 Government Assistance
CAI has developed a guide to assist you in navigating the government assistance programs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which you can access by clicking here. As you know the situation is fluid and these programs may be altered at any time; however, we hope this provides a good overview of what’s currently available to CAI chapters.
CAI’s content and resources related to COVID-19 are available on the website at caionline.org/coronavirus. We encourage you to check for regular updates and share this information.
CAI Immunity from Liability Model Language & CAI Web Resources of Mask Ordinances
As the COVID pandemic persists, state orders are pausing and reversing openings, residents continue to urge access to community amenities; including community pools. State legislature that are still in session may be considering COVID-related legislation. Those states with legislatures that have adjourned, Governors continue to release executive orders.
PURSUE IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY LEGISLATION/GOVERNOR ACTION: CAI is encouraging LACs to urge legislators or Governors to take action to provide community association boards and their managing agents with immunity related to exposure to COVID. The Utah legislature passed legislation providing general immunity and the North Carolina legislature passed legislation providing general liability AND specific immunity for HOA pool opening. Click here to find the Utah legislation and click here to find the North Carolina legislation.
FACE MASK STATUTES/ORDINANCES: CAI has been tracking and publishing on our webpage (caionline.org/Pages/statecovid19.aspx) government actions related to COVID and community associations. These government actions (federal, state, and local) including foreclosure moratoriums, short-term rentals, pool opening requirements, opening dates/phasing requirements, and now mask requirements. This information is updated regularly. Please share this information with CAI members and clients.