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Community Immunity: Examining COVID-19 Shield Laws with David Ramsey

Community Immunity: Examining COVID-19 Shield Laws with David Ramsey

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Think COVID-19 Shield Laws will safeguard your community association from claims of  negligence? Host Donna DiMaggio Berger and featured guest David Ramsey aren’t so sure. This special episode emphasizes that the only real protection against pandemic-related liability is to consistently uphold the highest standard of care – even in the face of owners’ fury – and reminds board members that they, unlike their neighbors, owe a fiduciary duty to the entire community.

Highlights include a deep dive into how Florida and New Jersey courts could define the willful negligence that would determine an association’s responsibility for new cases in its community, whether association leadership should require masks when public health officials are only recommending face coverings, if communal facilities must be opened when public officials are permitting them to be so, and so much more. It’s a jam-packed 20 minutes!


About Take It to the Board

Think you know what community association life is all about? Think again. Residents must obey the rules, directors must follow the law, and managers must keep it all running smoothly. Take It To The Board explores the reality of life in a condominium, cooperative or homeowners’ association, what’s really involved in serving on its board, and how to maintain that ever-so-delicate balance of being legally compliant and community spirited. Leading community association attorney Donna DiMaggio Berger acknowledges the balancing act without losing her sense of humor as she talks with a variety of association leaders, experts, and vendors about the challenges and benefits of the community association lifestyle.

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