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Rembaum’s Association Roundup presents: Special Coronavirus Emergency Powers Edition: Board Emergency Powers (Condos, Co-ops and HOAs)
All board members and managers should take a few moments and brush up on emergency powers approved by the legislature and codified into Florida Statutes in Chapters 718, 719 and 720 for use during a “state of emergency.” Hopefully, your association will not need to use them. But just in case, now is the time to familiarize yourself with this important legislation.
No doubt the emergency powers granted by the Florida legislature to a condominium, cooperative and homeowners’ association board of directors for use during a “state of emergency” were intended for hurricanes and the like. Nevertheless, should circumstances warrant, they can be utilized during this state of emergency caused by the Coronavirus.
Renewal deadlines extended for all department-issued licenses, permits, registrations, or certificates (including CAM licenses) set to expire in March or April
Governor DeSantis has directed Florida Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey Beshears to issue an emergency order suspending renewal deadlines for all department-issued licenses, permits, registrations or certificates set to expire in March and/or April (this includes CAM licenses).
If there are requirements that people have to complete continuing education hours to renew their professional licenses, those will also be suspended for 30 days from the existing renewal deadline.
More information on other department matters related to emergency actions, calendar changes for the board and department meetings, and other operational announcements during this state of emergency can be found at myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/emergency.
Mortgage Relief Tracker: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief For Homeowners
The federal government and states are implementing protections for homeowners and renters who can’t make payments due to COVID-19. Read it in Forbes…
It’s Official: IRS Delays Tax Filing Deadline to July 15, 2020, Munchin Says
“All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties.” Read it in Forbes…
Amazon suspends all shipments other than medical supplies, household staples to warehouses amid coronavirus crisis
Amazon told sellers and vendors on Tuesday that it was suspending shipments of all nonessential products to its warehouses to deal with the increased workloads following the coronavirus outbreak. Amazon is now prioritizing medical supplies, household staples, and other high-demand products to its warehouses until April 5. The change only affects shipments to Amazon’s warehouses, not the last-mile deliveries to consumers. “We are temporarily prioritizing household staples, medical supplies, and (Read the rest…)
What you need to know now about COVID-19 in Florida
Click HERE to view the COVID-19 page from the Florida Department of Health.
State and Local Orders:
- Boca Raton (City) Non-Essential Business Order
- Broward Order on Non-Essential Businesses
- Hillsborough Order on Non-Essential Businesses
- Miami-Dade Amenity Order
- Palm Beach County Non-Essential Business 2nd Revised Order
- Palm Beach County Non-Essential Business Order
- Palm Beach County Parks and Golf Order
- Palm Beach County – Stay Home Order [Pools]
- Pinellas Order on Limiting Non-Essential Businesses
- State Order on Non-Essential Businesses – South Florida Only
- State Order on Restaurants, Bars, Social Places and Gyms
- State Order on Travel Check Points
- State Order on Travel from New York, Tri-State and Other Affected Areas
- United States Center for Disease Control
- Community Associations Institute Coronavirus page
- Re-Employment Assistance
- Small Business Loans
- Price-Gouging Hotline
- Coronavirus Tax Relief
- School Closures Update
- Food & Education Resources for Distance Learning
- Free Meals for Kids & Teens
- Florida Health Interactive Data Dashboard
GOVERNMENT ACTIONS REGARDING CORONAVIRUS IMPACTING COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS
As the COVID-19 continues to spread, we hope that you, your family, friends and colleagues are safe and well. This page is updated with the latest information for community associations navigating government announcements.
Preventing the Spread of Covid-19 in Multifamily Buildings
View or download the document HERE.
In the best interest of our clients, guests and team, we are cancelling all seminars and classes through the end of April 2020.
CLICK HERE FOR CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES
The Florida League of Cities is working in conjunction with the state’s 412 cities, towns and villages to help share vital information and updates regarding the coronavirus and its impact on the Sunshine State.