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The officers, board leaders, and staff of the Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter of CAI are closely monitoring the ever-evolving news, information, and available resources concerning the outbreak of COVID-19, the coronavirus pandemic. The health and well-being of our members and your families are of utmost importance to us and we have prepared this webpage to be a resource to you as we all cope with and carry on through this difficult time.  
 

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CAI Chapter Resources for Our Members


Upcoming Event 

04.02.2020 | 12:30 PM 
WEBINAR: CORONAVIRUS Q&A:
A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE FOR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

The onset of the Coronavirus pandemic has raised all sorts of issues for community associations, including legal ones. This situation has strained the authority in governing documents and statutory requirements on how community associations are supposed to operate. This webinar and Q&A will provide guidance on critical legal issues.

Please note: This is a FREE MEMBERS ONLY live webcast. The live webinar will be recorded and the on demand version will be made available to members and non members at no charge.

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BLOG POSTS

03.27.2020
CLOSING COMMUNITY POOLS DURING COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there’s no evidence that COVID-19 can spread through the use of pools and hot tubs and that “proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19,” but many associations have erred on the side of caution and closed pools until further notice. Read more from Laura Otto on HOAResources.com. 

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03.26.2020
CAI FAQs on CORONAVIRUS 
In these uncharted waters, you, your community association board, and your residents probably have many questions related to how coronavirus affects the day-to-day operation of your association. CAI's National Headquarters has assembled many of these frequently asked questions with answers for industry experts. Don't be in the dark, check out our FAQs today. 

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03.26.2020
HOLDING HOA MEETINGS VIRTUALLY BECAUSE OF COVID-19
As teleworking becomes the new norm during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are several methods by which association members or association boards can transact business in the absence of everyone gathering at the same time and location. Virtual meetings help associations conduct business when not all members can be physically present. HOAResources.com's Laura Otto explores virtual meetings in this article. 

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03.26.2020
STAND TOGETHER: KINDNESS AND RESILIENCE MAKE FOR STRONGER COMMUNITIES
Neighbors helping neighbors. That’s what makes community associations special. Whether you’re delivering meals, collecting donations, grocery shopping for an elderly resident, or calling to check on a quarantined neighbor, every act of kindness helps. We know that behind every successful community, there are dedicated homeowner leaders, community managers, and business partners working daily to assist residents and offer solutions. From CAI's Amy Repke. 

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03.26.2020
COMMUNITY AND CLOSURES: HOW COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS ARE ADDRESSING COVID-19
Ensuring continuity of operations and residents’ safety has become top of mind for community association board members, managers, and business partners as the COVID-19 outbreak begins to impact more and more of the U.S. CAI's Kiara Candelaria reports. 

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03.23.2020
IMPORTANT UPDATE:
ESSENTIAL OPERATIONS AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

During this unprecedented time, there's been a lot of information in the public regarding the restrictions on business operations that have been put in place in various cities, counties and states in our region. CAI has been working to seek clarification of how community associations are impacted by the orders from the governors of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware that all business that are not "life sustaining" be closed.

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3.20.2020
DON'T LET CORONAVIRUS MAKE YOU LAZY
SERVPRO of Upper Buck's Robyn Colajezzi write about why you should be more productive now than ever and tips to help you transition as a ‘telecommuter’ and provides some easy-to-implement tips to get you there in this informative article for anyone new to working remotely. 

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03.20.2020
EIGHT WAYS TO STAY HEALTHY DURING CORONAVIRUS SOCIAL DISTANCING
With many employees working from home—thrust into close quarters with relatives and distanced from coworkers and friends—an expert says it is important to practice self-care. From ASAE's Associations Now's Rasheeda Childress. 

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03.20.2020
TECH IN TRYING TIMES
Working from home is definitely different than working in the office. On top of the things that we’ve been reminded to do (like stand up occasionally) access to your company’s technology has changed for many of you. Steve Gothard from Camco has some tech tips to make your new reality a little more manageable. 

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03.19.2020
LIMITING PERSON-TO-PERSON CONTACT TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN HOAs
With an increased risk of contracting COVID-19, states and communities are taking action to slow its spread from person to person by minimizing close or frequent interactions. From Laura Otto for HOAResources. 

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03.19.2020
SPRING CLEANING
Spring is here, and while we’re all focused on social distancing and flattening the curve, it’s also time for Spring cleaning. Check out this Spring Cleanup Checklist from BELFOR Property Restoration.

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PODCASTS

03.19.2020
WORK-LIFE: FINDING THE DIVIDING LINE
Many of us suddenly find ourselves working from home. Being mindful of the work-life balance takes on a whole new meaning. Tune in to this podcast on work-life balance, with special guest Ryan Fleming, Director of the Habitational Group with JGS Insurance.

TUNE IN

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03.19.2020
HOMEOWNER & RESIDENT PRIVACY: IT'S MORE COMPLICATED THAN YOU THOUGHT
Under quarantine, homeowner and resident privacy may prove more complicated than you think. Tune in to this podcast on privacy issues for community associations with special guest Jamie Cooperstein, CEO of J. Cooperstein Hospitality Consulting, LLC.

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03.19.2020
FAIR HOUSING ISSUES IN CONDOS & HOAS: A LEGAL Q&A 
Don’t forget about fair housing issues in your community association, especially if there might be a situation involving ethnic intimidation or discrimination due to virus fears. Tune in to this podcast on Fair Housing with special guest Ed Hoffman, Esq., with Barrow | Hoffman.

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CAI National Office Resources for Our Members


03.20.2020
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT COVID-19, YOUR COMMUNITY, AND CAI
CAI is monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact on community associations and has put together this resource page for your information and use. 

VISIT THIS PAGE

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03.19.2020
CONTINUITY AND CLOSURES: HOW COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS ARE ADDRESSING COVID-19
Ensuring continuity of operations and residents’ safety has become top of mind for community association board members, managers, and business partners as the COVID-19 outbreak begins to impact more and more of the U.S. 

VISIT THIS PAGE

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External COVID-19 Resources for Our Members

The following links will provide you with additional information and resources to keep you updated and informed through this critical period. 

03.19.2020
COVID-19: What You Need to Know from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

 

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03.19.2020
COVID-19: CDC Recommendations for Schools, Workplaces & Community Locations
 

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03.19.2020

Coronavirus update from the Pennsylvania Department of Health


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03.19.2020

Coronavirus update from the New Jersey Department of Health


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03.19.2020

Coronavirus update from the Delaware Department of Health


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03.19.2020

HOAResources.com: Coronavirus Response: 5 Actions HOAs Should Take Now