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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COVID-19 Guidance for Halloween in Community Associations

Posted by on Oct 29, 2020 in COVID-19

“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.

For more information on this or any other issue concerning your community association, please contact one of our Community Associations attorneys. For breaking news or updates on new blog posts, follow us on Twitter at: @njcondolaw.

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Open Your Doors Carefully, Re-Opening The Clubhouse and Holding Indoor Events

Posted by on Jun 18, 2020 in COVID-19

 

Written by: Terry A. Kessler, Esq.

With Executive Order 152, issued on June 9, Governor Murphy has authorized larger numbers of people to congregate in certain areas and under specified conditions and so enables community associations to open their clubhouses and facilities and to hold both indoor and outdoor events. However, the order restricts the sizes of such gatherings and the proximity of attendees because congregating in large groups and remaining in close proximity increases the risk of transmitting COVID-19. These new regulations can be found here. While outdoor events also are permitted, this article addresses only indoor use/events. An association is not required to open the clubhouse but if it does, it must consider the following:

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Testing The Waters: Opening Pools In Community Associations

Posted by on Jun 11, 2020 in COVID-19

Written by: Caroline Record, Esq.

On June 8, 2020, Governor Murphy announced that all municipal and private club pools, including pools in community associations, would be permitted to open on June 22, 2020 in accordance with specific regulations to be published by the New Jersey Department of Health. Those regulations were published in the wee hours of June 10, 2020 and can be found here. If a community association board decides to open the pool in the community this summer, below are some of the requirements that must be observed and enforced:

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