Articles of Interest
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 Emergency Order 20-10
- Broward: Reopening – Phase 1
- Broward Emergency Order 20-08 (Recreational activities, face coverings, CDC)
- Broward Order 20-05 which includes Pool Closures
- Broward Order on Non-Essential Businesses
- Hillsborough Order on Non-Essential Businesses
- Miami-Dade: The New Normal (May 14, 2020)
- Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 21020
- Miami-Dade Amenity Order
- Palm Beach County Emergency Order Number 7
- Palm Beach County Emergency Order Number 5
- 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
- State Order on State-wide Stay-at-Home (April 1, 2020)
- State Order 20-95 on obligations made pursuant to Title I of the CARES Act
- State Order 20-102 Extends EO 20-87 on Vacation Rental Closures
- State Order 20-111 Limited Extension of Essential Services & Activities and Vacation Rentals Prohibition
- 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.
Webinar Archives with Kaye Bender Rembaum
- May 21, 2020: Association Continuity & Other Covid-19 Concerns (Episode 3)
- May 11, 2020: Understanding Broward Emergency Order 20-08
- May 11, 2020: Understanding Palm Beach County Order No. 5
- May 7, 2020: Association Continuity & Other Covid-19 Concerns (Episode 2)
- April 30, 2020: Covid-19 & Your Association Financials
- April 16, 2020: Association Continuity & Other Covid-19 Concerns
In the best interest of our clients, guests and team, we are cancelling all in-person seminars and classes until further notice.
Florida’s State Parks Re-opening
(from State Representative Chip LaMarca’s, “The LeMarca Letter”): Florida’s state parks will begin reopening on Monday, May 4th as part of the state’s initial recovery phase. Only 80 of the state’s 177 parks, trails and historic sites are included in the first reboot, because of limited chances of spreading COVID-19 in nature.
Florida’s state parks will begin reopening on Monday as part of the state’s initial recovery phase. Only 80 of the state’s 177 parks, trails and historic sites are included in the first reboot, because of limited chances of spreading COVID-19 in nature.
Please click each link below to find out what parks are open in District 93:
CLICK HERE for the City of Fort Lauderdale
CLICK HERE for the City of Pompano Beach
CLICK HERE for the City of Deerfield Beach
CLICK HERE for the City of Hillsboro Beach
CLICK HERE for the City of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
CLICK HERE for the City of Lighthouse Point
CLICK HERE for the City of Oakland Park
CLICK HERE for the City of Wilton Manors
CLICK HERE for the full Broward County list
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.