CONQUERING CORONA: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS THAT WILL HELP ASSOCIATIONS NAVIGATE THE PANDEMIC

CONQUERING CORONA Questions and Answers that will Help Associations Navigate the Pandemic By Stanley Feldsott The COVID-19 pandemic has created a great deal of uncertainty in this country, including with homeowners associations. We have received several questions from associations regarding the current ‘Stay at Home’ order and how to properly protect members, staff, and service workers. These commonly asked questions will hopefully provide your association with answers and guidance during these trying times. Should we still be collecting assessments? Yes.  Collecting assessments is a duty imposed on the board and …

COVID-19: EXECUTIVE ORDERS, RESTRICTIONS, AND WHAT HOAs SHOULD DO

In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a mandatory Stay at Home executive order. The order requires all California residents with non-essential jobs to “stay home or at their place of residence” for the immediate future. It is important to fully understand the order, how it affects homeowners associations, and which services are considered essential and exempt from the order. The website cited in Governor Newsom’s executive order provides: “The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California …