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: Check out the event page for May and June education webinars.

CAI/National has developed a COVID-19 resources page (click here to view). The page will be updated as the situation evolves. 

The State of Michigan has developed a COVID-19 resources page (click here to view). The page will be updated as the situation evolves. 

NEW 5/28/20 – COVID-19 Health Emergency Policy Brief update.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/28/20 – COVID-19 Collection Hardship Letter Sample.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/28/20 – COVID-19 Payment Plan Request Form Sample.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/28/20

  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACTIONS:  As communities consider opening pools and other amenities, they’ll need to check local, city and state guidelines, orders and ordinances.  Chick out this powerful search tool for direct links to these documents for your locality here:  https://www.caionline.org/Pages/covid19gov.aspx
  • More information about CAI’s exclusive research on the Impact of COVID-19 and community associations can be found here: https://www.caionline.org/Pages/Impact-Survey.aspx
  • CAI created a webinar bundle to recognize National Mental Health Awareness Month. The bundle is a great resource for chapters to include in an email, post on social media, in publications, etc.
    • Facebook lead-in:  In times of #crisis, we all have bad days. CAI is offering a new #webinar bundle to help you cope. Learn tips to manage chaos, strategies to control your emotions, and create a plan to boost productivity. >>https://bit.ly/3e56J66 
  • CAI encourage you to continue to promote the Exchange. The Exchange is the perfect virtual spot where CAI members can continue to connect. 
    • The core of the #CAI community is our people. While we can’t see each other in person, we can still connect virtually on the CAI Exchange. Join now to ask questions and get answers to all your community association questions. >>https://www.caionline.org/JoinNow/Pages/default.aspx
  • Thurs. May 21 Live Q&A on Reopening Amenities during COVID-19. The video can be found on CAI’s YouTube channel and on CAI’s Coronavirus Resource Page. 
    • What does our next normal look like? In case you missed it live, watch our #COVID19 Q&A on how and when to reopen community association amenities and manage common areas. >>https://youtu.be/RYrdyzJD6xg

NEW 5/23/20 – COVID-19 Health Emergency Policy Brief update.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/22/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-103 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/22/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-102 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/22/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-101 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/22/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-100 signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/22/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-99 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/21/20 - Attached is an update on reopening pools.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/21/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-97 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/21/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-96 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/21/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-95 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/21/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-94 signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/21/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-93 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/21/20 - Attached is a copy of CED release pool reopening guidelines..  (click here to view)

NEW 5/19/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-92 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/19/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-91 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/15/20 – COVID-19 Health Emergency Policy Brief update.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/12/20 - Attached is of IREM Pandemic Guide for Real Estate Managers.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/10/20 – COVID-19 Health Emergency Policy Brief update.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/7/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-77 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/7/20 – FAQ on Governor’s Recent Heather Emergency Executive Actions.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/7/20 –  Michigan’s Safe Start Plan (click here to view)

NEW 5/7/20 – COVID-19 Health Emergency Policy Brief update.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/4/20 – COVID-19 Health Emergency Policy Brief update.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/2/20 – COVID-19 Health Emergency Policy Brief update.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/30/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-70 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/30/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-69 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/30/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-68 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/30/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-67 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/30/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-66 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/30/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-65 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/30/20 - Attached is Governor Whitmer Press Release.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/24/20 – COVID-19 Health Emergency Policy Brief update.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/24/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-45 Extend Stay Home Order until 5/15/20 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/23/20 - Most, if not all, of us are feeling a tad stressed in these times. Adjusting to work, school, and home life all under one roof can be difficult. It's OK to simply take a break, relax, and reset - even if it's for a few minutes, in fact it's imperative. It's important to remember to take care of yourself during this time. Be proactive to find ways for self-care before you become burnt out.Need quick ways to relax and de-stress throughout the day? (click here to view)

Self-care resources and tools. (click here to view)

NEW 4/23/20 - How many of you who have small children have had the Frozen 2 soundtrack on repeat lately!? Even if you don’t know every Frozen song by heart, check this blog out by Tobin Conley entitled How to Get Through the COVID-19 Pandemic: Do the Next Right Thing”.

Tobin says:
Like many of you now forced to work from home—especially those of you with children in tow—I find myself occasionally working while animated movies play in the background. Under such circumstances, you cannot help but take in a little bit of the action from afar, which is how I found a lesson I’d like to share from a central theme of the movie Frozen 2.

While I never thought I would find inspiration for a blog post from a Disney film—in all honesty, I never considered myself much of a princess [or for that matter a dispenser of pop psychology]—this is a little something I think we can all take to heart, especially in these trying times: do the next right thing.

NEW 4/22/20 – COVID-19 Health Emergency Policy Brief update.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/19/20 – Speaker of the House letter to Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/19/20 – The House BOP plan – Michigan Comeback roadmap.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/19/20 COVID-19 Health Emergency Policy Brief update.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/17/20 – CAI hosted a live Q&A webinar for community association managers on April 16 to learn how to handle these unique and challenging times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  (click here to view)

New 4/17/20 – The Senate Republicans just released their plan on reopening Michigan and its economy during this pandemic.  (click here to view)

New 4/16/20 – Governor Whitmer’s announce partnership to reopen regional economy. (click here to view)

NEW 4/16/20 The @CDC is now recommending people wear makeshift face coverings in public spaces where #SocialDistancing is difficult to maintain. @Ford’s Colony Living general manager and members are making homemade face masks for their local health care facilities. Here’s how they did it.  (click here to view)   

Condos and HOAs may need to reevaluate which construction projects are necessary to their continued operation—and which ones to put on hold during the pandemic.  (click here to view)  

The Federal government’s SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (#EIDL) provides long-term, low-interest loans to stabilize nonprofit organizations (community associations) and small businesses experiencing a substantial economic injury as a result of the #COVID19 national emergency. Find out if you are eligible.  (click here to view)  

Trending on the CAI Exchange is the safety of mail delivery. The United States Postal Service is closely monitoring COVID-19 and continues to follow recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health departments. Visit CAI’s Coronavirus Resource Page for more information. (click here to view)  

As the #COVID19 crisis changes daily, HOA boards must ensure residents stay safe and business operations continue. Here are 5 steps HOAs should be taking NOW. (click here to view)  

NEW 4/15/20 – COVID-19 Health Emergency Policy Brief update.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/14/20 – Good Neighbors Giving Back – Shoutout to CAI-MI manager for helping members of her community.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/14/20 – Michigan Step Forward program helps pay delinquent Condominium Assessments. (click here to view article and program form)

NEW 4/14/20 - CAI has always been about community. To the millions of homeowners, community managers, and businesses serving the world’s HOAs, condos, and co-ops. We are Team CAI and we are here for you.  (click here to updates)

NEW 4/14/20 – COVID-19 UIA Self Employed Info.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/14/20 – COVID-19 Health Emergency Policy Brief update.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/13/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-45 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/13/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-44 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/13/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-43 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/13/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-42 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/13/20 – COVID-19 Health Emergency Policy Brief update.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/10/20 – COVID-19 Health Emergency Policy Brief update.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/9/20 – COVID-19 Health Emergency Policy Brief update.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/9/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-42 Stay Home Extended COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/9/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-41 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/9/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-40 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/9/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-39 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/9/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-38 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/9/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-37 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/7/20 – Parenting During Extended COVID-19 Spring Break.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/7/20 – Social Distancing Ideas  (click here to view)

NEW 4/7/20 - MIRS Breaking News - Legislature Approves 23-Day Extension To Whitmer E.O. In Unorthodox Session -- 1:31 p.m.
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/7/20 – COVID-19 Health Emergency Policy Brief update.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/6/20 – COVID-19 Health Emergency Policy Brief update.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/5/20 – COVID-19 Health Emergency Policy Brief update.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/2/20 - MIRS Breaking News - Gov: School Buildings Remain Closed For Rest Of School Year; More.  (click here to view)

NEW 4/2/20 – COVID-19 Health Emergency Policy Brief update.  (click here to view)

NEW 3/31/20 - CAI releases a Statement of Moratorium on Foreclosure Actions (click here to view)

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 https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/ 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 https://www.caionline.org/pages/coronavirus.aspx 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. 

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.

Thank you for your understanding and your support of the community associations industry. If you have any questions, please reach out to me at ced@cai-michigan.org

Sincerely,

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

Vicki Hancock, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

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