Sample Notice to Residents

Posted by on May 15, 2020 in COVID-19

Following is a sample letter to residents, where disclosure of identity has not been authorized. It should be modified appropriately if the ill person is a vendor or a member of the staff.

Dear Residents:

The Board of Trustees/Directors of ____________ Association has been notified that a resident or vendor of the community has tested positive for the coronavirus, COVID-19.

The resident is quarantined in the resident’s home.

All efforts have been and will continue to be made to maximize the safety of our residents, visitors and staff.

To comply with relevant privacy concerns, we are not permitted to disclose the identity of the resident. We also ask that you not distribute any rumors or guesses regarding any ill resident on social media.

This notice serves as an official notification of this occurrence. We urge all residents to follow the recommendations of the public health authorities such as the CDC, available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

On behalf of the Board and Management, we send wishes of a speedy recovery to our neighbors who are ill and appreciate their notifying us of their situations. We also appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during this difficult time.

Please let Management know if you have questions or concerns.

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Elections

Posted by on May 7, 2020 in COVID-19, Elections/Voting

If your association’s annual election is approaching, you likely have questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting governmental restrictions will affect your ability to hold your election. Should we reschedule the election? What if we have already sent out the request for nominations? What if there are no more candidates than there are open seats? What if we’ve already sent out the ballots? The answer is…it depends.

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Board Meetings

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Board Meetings, COVID-19

Even during times of a state and/or federal emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for a common interest community association to keep functioning in order to promote and protect the health and safety of its residents and their financial interest in their homes. Some would argue that this is especially important during such times.

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