COVID-19 Updates - Community Associations Institute Michigan Chapter - CAI_COVID-19

Coronavirus / COVID-19 for CAI Members

CAI-Michigan is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the region.

Our first and utmost important focus is the health and well-being of our chapter members. We encourage our members and the community associations industry in general to follow the latest guidance and updates issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In accordance with the guidance from CDC to practice social distancing and avoid large gatherings to avoid exposure to COVID-19, we are making some temporary changes to chapter programs and meetings:

Programs and Events: All chapter events scheduled through April 30, 2020 are postponed.

Once the new dates are determined, we will notify all pre-registered attendees and update the chapter website and social media channels. Attendee registrations will transfer to the re-scheduled date and if an attendee has a conflict with that date, we will issue a refund.

As the health situation evolves, we will evaluate future events and will update our members as needed.

NEW 3/31/20 - Coronavirus Emergency Loans…  Is your business or association eligible for a small business loan?  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses who maintain their payroll during this emergency.  (click here to view the full flyer)

NEW 3/30/20COVID-19 Volunteer Website – Where trained medical professionals can register to serve their follow Michiganders by assisting hospitals in fighting COVID-19.  Other state resident also can use the site to find our how they can help in their local communities, giving blood, donate money or needed medical supplies, or assist public health officials in tracking infections.

NEW 3/30/20 - Attached is the Executive Order “Temporary COVID-19 protocols for entry into MI Dept. of Corrections facilities and transfer to and from Dept. custody and temporary early-release” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 3/30/20 - Attached is the Executive Order “Restoring water service to occupied residences during the COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 3/30/20 - Attached is the Executive Order “Extension of April MI income ta filing dealines” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 3/30/20 - Attached is the Executive Order “Temporary enhancements to operational capacity, flexibility, and efficiency of pharmacies” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 3/30/20 - Attached is the Executive Order “Temporary expansions in unemployment eligibility and cost sharing” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 3/30/20 - Attached is the Executive Order “Enhanced authorization of remote means for carrying out state administrative procedures” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 3/26/20 - Attached is a summary on the federal stimulus package that was agreed to by the President and Congress this morning (click here to view)

As always, here is the website for all coronavirus related information from the state of Michigan. The Governor and her team update it daily around 2 PM.

NEW 3/27/20 – The Attorney General launched a new website dedicated to coronavirus, including suggested practices for police and prosecutors (at the bottom of the page).

Guidance for individuals to determine when they can leave home.

Guidance for business to determine who can perform in-person work

NEW 3/26/20 – The President of our Management Company has shared two sample letter that they used for their associations and vendors.  (Click here to view sample association's letter)  (Click here to view vendor's letter).

NEW 3/25/20 - CAI National has created some templates for association use.  (click here to view sample association letter)  (click here to view neighbor help cards)

NEW 3/24/20 - The Chapter's legal team has digested the Governor's Executive Order 2020-21 – Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, (click here for the advisory)

NEW 3/23/20 - Executive Order Stay Home Stay Safe from Governor Whitmer as the State continues to combat COVID-19. The EO will take effect at midnight tonight, and be in effect until 11:59PM on April 13th, 2020. (click here to view

NEW 3/19/20 U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security guidance of  critical infrastructure workers - (click her to view

NEW 3/20/20 - Executive Order signed by Governor Whitmer today. (click here to view) 

NEW 3/20/20 - CAI and fellows of the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) present a special virtual, LIVE Q&A presentation about the issues facing community associations due to Coronavirus pandemic.  The information shared and questions asked are valuable for all CAI members. We encourage you to watch the seminar, which can be found on CAI's website at and viewe/d on YouTube.

CAI /National has developed a Coronavirus Resources page (click here to view). The page will be updated as the situation evolves. 

Michigan has developed a Cornovairus page (click here to view) . The page will be updated as the situation evolves. 

In an effort to assist our members with communicating best practices to help prevent the spread of the virus, CAI has developed a sample letter to inform residents of the steps your community may take to address the COVID-19 outbreak. The letter addresses association operations—cleaning, common areas and amenities, meetings and events, social distancing, and staffing—and what the association may do if residents contract COVID-19. 

You are encouraged to customize the letter to your community association's needs, filling in the appropriate details (see bracketed and highlighted areas) or picking and choosing certain sections that apply in your community. 

Coronavirus: Understanding Emergency Declarations, Taking Guidance from Health Officials (Updated 3/15/20)
Dawn Bauman - Community Associations Institute
Everywhere you turn, there’s information about COVID-19. It’s in notifications of event cancellations, school closings, scientific information and forecasting, and more. With President Donald Trump banning travel of foreign nationals from Europe to the U.S (except the United Kingdom) for 30 days starting March 13 and the NBA suspending its season until further notice, it is clear that COVID-19 is a serious threat.

There is a tremendous amount of information available from news agencies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization. CAI is regularly updating content, resources, and links with information applicable to your community, your residents, and CAI events and classes.

As of March 12, 14 states, the District of Columbia, and numerous cities have declared a state of emergency. How can you navigate these emergency declarations? And how can you find other state and local health department resources that may help you and your community face the challenges related to the coronavirus?

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COVID-19 Updates - Community Associations Institute Michigan Chapter - Vicki_sm

Vicki Hancock, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

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