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Community Update – March 2020

Community Update – March 2020


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With a growing number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases throughout Florida and Governor DeSantis having issued a state of emergency, many are wondering what can be done. This month’s edition is focused on providing community association boards and managers with strategies that they can employ to help combat the spread of the virus.

Know that your Becker attorney is here to support you during this unprecedented time. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Together, we will get through this.

As COVID-19 introduces new challenges to the way we meet and work together, we must find ways to reduce risk in our communities. Our first article, “ COVID-19: Technology and Social Distancing,” discusses ways to promote social distancing in activities such as voting or satisfying document inspection requests.

Multifamily buildings and particularly high-rises are similar in some ways to stationary cruise ships: many have shared ductwork, common enclosed areas, and even food stations. Learn more in our second article, Condos, Cruise Ships and COVID-19: Surprising Commonalities.”

Our third article, “COVID-19: Considerations for Community Associations with Employees,” provides tips that associations with employees can follow.

Lastly, “COVID-19 Presents Unique Questions for Associations,” explores what associations can do as the novel coronavirus prompts states of emergency on the federal, state and local levels.

We are thinking of you and wish you and your family safety in the days ahead.