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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 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. 

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CAI Chapter Resources for Our Members


04.08.2020
DOWNLOAD SAMPLE FORMS, GRAPHICS, AND TEMPLATES
In an effort to assist our members with communicating best practices to help prevent the spread of the virus, CAI has developed a series of forms, graphics, and templates that are available for you use. 

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07.02.2020
WILL YOUR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION REQUIRE FACE MASKS? 
Community associations have a lot to consider as they react to the COVID-19 pandemic, including whether to require face masks for residents and staff members. 

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06.10.2020
GOV. MURPHY ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER ON STAY-AT-HOME AND PUBLIC GATHERINGS
Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ) issued Executive Order No. 152 on Wednesday, June 10. This Executive Order rescinds his previous stay-at-home order and addresses changes to New Jersey public gathering rules.

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06.10.2020
NJ COVID-19 OUTDOOR POOL STANDARDS 
New Jersey's State Department of Health issued new guidance on pool openings amid the Coronavirus pandemic late Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Association managers and boards are encouraged to consult with their attorneys before making the decision to re-open their pools.  

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05.29.2020
CAI'S ADVOCACY BLOG:
CDC GUIDELINES IMPACTING COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION COMMON AREAS

For the past several months, Americans have turned to the CDC for information on how to protect themselves from COVID-19 and what to do if they become sick. The resulting CDC guidelines impacting community associations are outlined on CAI's Advocacy Blog.

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05.29.2020
REOPENING AMERICA: GUIDANCE FOR CLEANING & DISINFECTING
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued guidance on the proper cleaning and disinfecting of public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, homes. Check out their two page PDF here. 

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05.20.2020
GOVERNOR WOLF PARTIALLY REOPENS REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY IN PENNSYLVANIA
Governor Tom Wolf announced that businesses and employees in the real estate industry may conduct limited business-related activities statewide and provided guidance for this industry to operate in red phase and yellow phase counties.

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5.19.2020
PENNSYLVANIA PARKS & RECREATION SOCIETY PUBLISHES REOPENING GUIDELINES FOR PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES
Pennsylvania Parks & Recreation Society (PRPS) has released a helpful infographic guideline providing guidance on the reopening of parks and recreation facilities in Pennsylvania based on recommendations from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Governor Wolf's Process to Reopen Pennsylvania. For updated information, please visit PRPS.org

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04.24.2020
WOLF ADMINISTRATION ISSUES GUIDANCE AS CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY PREPARES TO RESUME WORK MAY 1
As the construction industry prepares to resume work, the Wolf Administration today issued guidance for all construction businesses and employees to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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04.08.2020
GOVERNMENT ACTION TRACKER 
CAI National has assembled a government action tracker for federal and state action related to the pandemic. 

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04.08.2020
COVID-19 & COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS Q&A 
Answers from CAI National on frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and Community Associations. 

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BLOG POSTS

04.20.2020
FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.

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04.17.2020
SELF CARE DURING QUARANTINE
Tips for self care for you and your community during the pandemic from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

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04.16.2020
TECHNOLOGY DRIVES LIFE DURING COVID-19
We’re lucky enough to live in a day and age that’s technologically advanced, so we don’t have to go at it alone. While the current situation calls for us to be socially apart, we can still do what we’ve always done together through the power of the internet.

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04.13.2020
PA DEPARTMENT OF STATE RELEASES REVISED REAL ESTATE GUIDANCE 
On March 6th, 2020 in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf executed an Emergency Disaster Declaration for Pennsylvania. Subsequently, on March 19th, 2020, Governor Wolf ordered the closure of non-life-sustaining businesses. 
Since that date, the Department worked in consultation with the Governor’s Office and the Department of Banking and Securities to develop guidance for appraisers, notaries, title companies and home inspectors.

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04.08.2020

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION POOLS & COVID-19
One of the big questions facing associations at this moment is whether to go through the process of opening the pool. Should we do it now, as most pool companies are pushing—or should we wait and see what happens in a month? What if we haven’t even signed our pool contract? Should we sign it or just forget this season?

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4.01.2020
MAINTAINING MENTAL WELL-BEING DURING A QUARANTINE 
Following the advice of public health officials can help stop the spread of COVID-19, but if you don’t take proper precautions, your mental well-being could suffer while you’re quarantining. If you’re self-quarantining or practicing social distancing, keep the following tips in mind to maintain your mental well-being. JGS Insurance's Ross Rutman provides helpful tips. 

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04.01.2020
THE CARES ACT AND YOU 
The CARES Act was recently passed by Congress and signed by the president and while the information is constantly being updated, Ruotolo Spewak & Co. wants to answer some frequently asked questions about how the CARES act may apply to individuals and small businesses in this timely blog post.

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04.01.2020
ERGONOMIC TIPS FOR WORKING FROM HOME
Working from home comes with its own set of challenges. If an employee finds themselves working from home for a prolonged period of time, it is especially important to take steps to prevent ergonomic injuries. Taking small steps can go a long way to injury prevention at home. JGS Insurance's Ross Rutman provides some much needed tips. 

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03.31.2020
COVID 19 AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS STATEMENT OF FORECLOSURE MORATORIUM 
CAI releases a Statement of Moratorium on Foreclosure Actions urging communities around the world to immediately suspend all foreclosure activity and not begin new foreclosure actions until June 1. CAI calls upon all community association stakeholders—board leaders, residents, managers, and business partners—to lead with flexibility, understanding, and business continuity, while keeping the health and safety of all community members in mind. CAI is dedicated to building better communities, and that mission is more important now than ever before.

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03.30.2020
COVID 19 AND THE HOA WORKPLACE: BEWARE OF NEW LAWS
COVID 19 has been the impetus for many emergency, significant changes in federal employment law No matter how small the business, new legal obligations towards employees abound.The “HOA workplace” is no exception.

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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

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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03.19.2020
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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PODCASTS

04.15.2020
BE PRODUCTIVE WHILE WORKING FROM HOME
In this episode of Community Matters podcast, we’re talking with Alyssa Cowling, Technology Director and Marketing Assistant for The Rahn Companies on how to stay productive and safe while working from home. 

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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.

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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. 

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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

 

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

Coronavirus update from the Pennsylvania Department of Health


Coronavirus update from the New Jersey Department of Health


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

 

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