Updated Guidance For Community Associations On COVID-19 Pool Requirements

Posted by on May 27, 2021 in COVID-19

Written by: Loren Lightman

On May 19, 2021, the New Jersey Department of Health issued updated regulations applicable to indoor and outdoor community association pools. The most significant change from prior regulations is that both indoor and outdoor pools are no longer subject to percentage based capacity limits; rather, the regulations require measures are taken to ensure that “patrons or groups of patrons” can maintain a 6-foot distance from other patrons both in and out of the pool which are to be incorporated into the Covid-19 Pool Operation Prevention Plan (CPOPP) submitted by the association to the local health authority.

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Governor Murphy Announces Relaxation of COVID-19 Restrictions

Posted by on May 5, 2021 in COVID-19

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:

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Limits Being Raised on Indoor and Outdoor Activities

Posted by on Mar 12, 2021 in COVID-19

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.

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KEEP OFF THE GRASS: New Cannabis Legislation Creates Options for New Jersey Condominiums and Cooperatives

Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in Legislation

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.

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What To Consider Before Re-Opening Association Amenities

Posted by on Feb 1, 2021 in Uncategorized

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:

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Congratulations to the CAI Chapter Board Presidents for 2021!

Posted by on Dec 21, 2020 in CAI

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!

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Hill Wallack LLP partners participating in CAI Pa/Delval Chapter NJ Regional Council Mini-Trade Show Educational Session

Posted by on Nov 12, 2020 in Uncategorized

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.

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