COVID-19 Updates

How-to Guide for Reopening HOAs and Condos – CAI’s HOA Resources Blog

August 13, 2020

Homeowners associations have adjusted to a new normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This includes remote meetings and elections, closed common areas and amenities, and social distancing. As states lifted their stay-at-home orders and businesses began to open their doors, homeowners

HVAC guidance empowers property managers – IREM Blog – 8/12/2020

Our understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic changes weekly. As we begin to return to our places of business, new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) indicates that transmission isn’t likely coming from contact with surfaces. Air transmission

Wearing a neck gaiter may be worse than no mask at all, researchers find – The Washington Post – 8/11/2020

August 12, 2020

As the number of novel coronavirus cases continues to rise nationwide, the recurring message from many public health experts and doctors has been simple: Wearing masks saves lives. “We are not defenseless against covid-19,” Robert R. Redfield, director of the Centers for

New Jersey Pool Opening Rules by Griffin Alexander

July 28, 2020

New Jersey passed guidelines for opening public pools in June 2020.  These guidelines require the following: Pool capacity is limited to fifty percent (50%). Reducing capacity can be accomplished by implementing a reservation system or a pass system, or by

Relieve stress: Pandemic self-care strategies for community association leaders by Kiara Candelaria

Community association managers and board members are no strangers to stressful situations—from rules enforcement to addressing assessment delinquencies. The COVID-19 pandemic likely has only added to the tension. Finding ways to relieve stress, prioritize emotional well-being, and maintain your physical

Silver lining: Lessons learned from social distancing by Ursula Burgess

All of us have been forced to adapt as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve canceled nonessential meetings and events to limit large gatherings of people, moved our operations online, and adjusted our daily routines and interactions with others now

Staff Safety 101 by Cooperative writer Darcey Gerstein

July 27, 2020

With few exceptions, most multifamily buildings or communities have at least one or two staff members (and sometimes many more) who maintain the safety, security, cleanliness, mechanical operations, and day-to-day functions that residents and visitors rely on—and as the coronavirus

Listening, flexibility and kindness – Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic by the Institute or Real Estate Management

Nancy San Pedro, CPM®, with Equity Residential in Los Angeles, California® Remain flexible, learn to pivot My team has an incredible capacity to pivot and shift to accommodate a wider range of duties and responsibilities than I ever thought possible. 

No swimming: Why opening pools in a pandemic isn’t so simple By Dawn Bauman, CAE on Jul 17, 2020

Pools might be one of the most desired amenities in community associations, but opening pools in the middle of a pandemic isn’t so simple. That’s what CAI discovered when surveying board members, community managers, and other stakeholders in the industry

Courthouse Re-Openings: Update from Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, Counselors at Law

June 17, 2020

New Jersey Courts Begin Reopening with Transition to Phase 2 Operations Beginning June 22, 2020 The Supreme Court of New Jersey has announced that courthouses will gradually transition from Phase 1 (fully remote court operations) to Phase 2 (a gradual