Christine F. Li is the organizer and moderator for the live webinar “Community Associations and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – What You Need to Know,” which will be presented on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 9:00 – 11:00am. Greenbaum partner Robert J. Flanagan III will be a panelist for the program. Ms. Li and Mr. Flanagan are Co-Chairs of the firm’s Community Association Practice Group. The webinar is being sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education in cooperation with the NJSBA Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section and the Community Associations Institute, New Jersey Chapter (CAI-NJ).
The impact of the coronavirus is wide-ranging, regardless of whether you are dealing with a high-rise building or a small number of condominium or townhome units. Panelists for this webinar will address questions including:
- What policies should be adopted to achieve social distancing and limit person-to-person contact? Can access to premises be denied to non-residents?
- What inquiry does an association have the right to make of a resident or visitor? What does an association have the right to disclose?
- What safeguards should be imposed on the use of common facilities and areas? Should access be denied to some, but not all? Should common amenities be shut down?
- What can, and cannot, a board do if it learns that a resident or other person has been diagnosed with COVID 19, or if someone has had contact with someone who has been exposed?
- What are considerations as residents self-quarantine or self-isolate? What accommodations should be made?
- When should “business as usual” be permitted? Should real estate brokers be allowed to conduct marketing activity? Should residents be permitted to make arrangements to move into the building?
- Who should bear the cost for any extraordinary accommodations required to minimize risk?
- What adjustment should be made to on-site property managers and other personnel? Who is considered essential? What impact does federal and state legislation have on employees of the association?
- Should you be reviewing the association’s insurance policy and why?
- How can an association comply with requirements related to the requirement of open meetings, time-sensitive elections, as well as routine meetings of the board and membership to continue the association’s business?
- What will be the economic impact of the coronavirus and how should an association handle delinquencies and other financial uncertainty?
- What agencies, organizations and guidelines are available to help navigate associations and its members through the pandemic and its aftermath?
Registration and additional details at: Community Associations and the Coronavirus