There has been plenty of talk about how people will celebrate Thanksgiving this year due to restrictions on gatherings as cases of COVID-19 surge across the U.S. CAI calls on community association stakeholders—board leaders, residents, community managers, and business partners—to lead with health and safety, community building, flexibility, understanding, and business continuity in mind.

Holiday and Travel Guidance
Our State Government Actions Impacting Community Associations webpage has been updated to reflect state advisories on travel and celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, where available. If your community has implemented mask requirements in common areas, it is important to communicate the mask requirements to residents regularly.

If you see an out-of-state license plate, keep in mind that some state departments of motor vehicles are experiencing major backlogs. That car might not be a visitor, but a neighbor who has not been able to update their plates.

We hope that everyone stays safe and understands if neighbors choose a different safety protocol or no protocol at all.

Foreclosure and Eviction Moratoriums
Since the federal foreclosure and eviction moratorium was extended until Dec. 31, 35 states allowed their moratoriums to end. There are some with more restrictive foreclosure or eviction moratoriums in place, including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. CAI’s statement on foreclosure moratoriums also was extended until Dec. 31.

Limited Liability Laws
Several states passed limited liability laws related to COVID-19 during the 2020 legislative session. We now have links to these bills that passed in Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Utah.

Short-Term Rental Bans
Most of the short-term rental bans that were imposed due to COVID-19 have been lifted or expired. There are two counties where they remain: Essex in New York and Newport Beach, Calif. As cases continue to rise, we will monitor if new bans are imposed.

To see all the Updates to State Government Actions, click here.

Dawn Bauman, CAE

Dawn Bauman, CAE

Senior Vice President, Government & Public Affairs

Executive Director, Foundation for Community Association Research

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