The Governor announced today that a number of restrictions will be modified as of May 19. However, he noted that we would be receiving details from the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) regarding some of these changes. As usual, we will need to see those details before we can take specific actions, especially in regard to swimming pools and gyms. Here are the highlights as they pertain to community associations:
Written by: Ronald L. Perl
With more favorable infection numbers and the increasing number of vaccinated individuals, the Governor is raising the limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings as of Friday, March 19th.
KEEP OFF THE GRASS: New Cannabis Legislation Creates Options for New Jersey Condominiums and Cooperatives
Written by: Jonathan H. Katz, Esq.
On February 22, 2021, Governor Murphy signed into law the long-awaited cannabis legislation, which legalizes the consumption of lawfully possessed cannabis items and provides for the regulation of cannabis use and possession for individuals twenty-one (21) years and older. Many provisions in the law will not become operative until the newly formed Cannabis Regulatory Commission adopts rules and regulations to guide licensing of new businesses, workplace drug testing, and funding for community programs. And until that happens, there will not be legal marijuana sales in New Jersey.
Written by: George C. Greatrex, Jr.
We are now entering our second year of the COVID-19 pandemic and an important question continues to be asked by our community association clients: Should we open our pool and/or clubhouse? And if so, how can we do it safely and without fear of lawsuits? In analyzing those questions and the considerations underlying the answers, it must be acknowledged that while changes have occurred in some of those considerations, much has not changed. For instance, these developments have reduced or will reduce the risk of transmission of the virus:
Congratulations to Hill Wallack LLP‘s Loren Lightman, Esq. and Jonathan H. Katz who will be CAI Chapter Board Presidents in 2021. Loren will guide Community Associations Institute-New Jersey Chapter, while Jon takes over Community Associations Institute • Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter. Looking forward to a great year!
Hill Wallack LLP partners participating in CAI Pa/Delval Chapter NJ Regional Council Mini-Trade Show Educational Session
On Friday, November 13, 2020, George Greatrex, Esq., Hill Wallack LLP partner and chair of the CAI-NJ Legislative Action Committee (LAC), will be participating in the virtual CAI-PA/Del Val New Jersey Regional Council Mini-Trade Show. George will be speaking about recent legislation and regulations and provide an update on pending legislation. The program will also contain a review of this year’s relevant case law. The program will be moderated by Jonathan Katz, Esq., Hill Wallack partner and President-Elect of the CAI-PA/Del Val chapter.
“Spooky scary skeletons
Send shivers down your spine
Shrieking skulls will shock your soul
Seal your doom tonight”
Like everything else, Halloween will look a little different in our community associations this year thanks to COVID-19. In response to the pandemic, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and the New Jersey Department of Health (“NJDOH”) have issued “Halloween Celebration Guidance” to be followed when trick or treating or just celebrating the season.
While most of this guidance, which includes social distancing, wearing a mask, washing hands frequently, etc., should not be new to anyone, there are some good suggestions for those who plan to either give or receive candy. And remember that your Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, or other costume masks are not acceptable substitutes – incorporate a cloth mask into your costume. Most importantly, have fun and stay safe!
For the full CDC guidance, click here.
For the full NJDOH guidance, click here.
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