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 June and July education webinars and events.

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 7/29/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-161 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 7/29/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-160 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 7/15/20

NEW HOW-TO GUIDE ASSISTS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS REOPENING DURING COVID-19
 
As COVID-19 accelerates disruptions for condominiums and homeowners associations, Community Associations Institute (CAI) has released, “Status Check: A Reopening Guide for Community Associations,” to aid and support communities navigating the closure and reopening of pools, gyms, playgrounds, and other common areas, amenities, and business operations.
 
According to CAI, as states began to lift stay-at-home orders, community associations have been challenged with questions surrounding how and whether to reopen facilities, and how to effectively phase in business operations. The common areas, amenities, and operations guidelines are organized by risk level or reopening phase, which are unique to each state, county, or city. In general, the high-risk category would apply to the shutdown and stay-at-home phase, moderate-risk to reopening phase one, low-risk to phase two, and normal to phase three.
 
The new guide is a timely resource available for homeowners, community managers, and business partners online as part of CAI’s interactive Coronavirus Resource Page and offers each individual community the opportunity to modify templates that fit the needs specific that community. Other resources include:
  • A sample letter template to update residents about common areas and amenities
  • Common area signage templates
  • Guidelines for community association common areas, amenities, and operations 
“This is the best, most comprehensive guide for community associations today,” says Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI’s chief executive officer. “As the leading authority in community association education, governance, and management, we believe it’s essential to develop solutions that directly help our members and community association stakeholders challenged by COVID-19. CAI has a long-standing reputation for offering world-class education, tools, and resources and we know our communities need answers to these questions and others that will likely continue as the pandemic surges in communities throughout the U.S.” 
 
For more information about the impact of COVID-19 and community associations, visit CAI’s Coronavirus Resources page.
 
To view or download a copy of Healthy Communities,” COVID-19 & Community Associations Summary of Relevant Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines.

NEW 7/10/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-147 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 7/1/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-143 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 6/30/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-142 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 6/30/20 - 

FACE MASK STATUTES/ORDINANCES:  - CAI has been tracking and publishing on National's web page government actions related to COVID and community associations.   These government actions (federal, state, and local) including foreclosure moratoriums, short-term rentals, pool opening requirements, opening dates/phasing requirements, and now mask requirements.  This information is updated regularly.  (click here to view)    

NEW 6/5/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-110 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)  

Starting on June 10, Regions 6 and 8 — which include much of northern Michigan and all of the Upper Peninsula — will advance to Phase 5 of the governor’s MI Safe Start Plan. Phase 5 allows the reopening of salons, movie theaters, and gyms, subject to safety protocols and procedures designed to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

On June 15, personal services including hair, massages, and nails will reopen statewide. Though the remaining regions, 1 through 5 and 7, will remain in Phase 4 under today’s executive orders, the governor has said she expects the entire state will advance to Phase 5 in the coming weeks.

Under Phase 5, indoor social gatherings and organized events of up to 50 people are permissible. Outdoor social gatherings and organized events are also allowed if people maintain six feet of distance from one another and the gathering consists of no more than 250 people. In addition, outdoor performance and sporting venues will be open with a larger capacity limit of 500, which will allow for some outdoor graduation ceremonies.

In addition, Governor Whitmer has issued an updated rule laying out new workplace safeguards for gyms, in-home services, hair salons, and entertainment venues. Following these safeguards will ensure that workers and patrons alike remain protected as the state moves to reopen.

Also, Governor Gretchen Whitmer today appointed Sean Egan to serve as Director of COVID-19 Workplace Safety. In addition to this role, Egan also serves as Deputy Director for Labor at the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) where he oversees MIOSHA, Workers’ Disability Compensation Agency, the Bureau of Employment Relations and the Wage and Hour Division.

The appointment follows efforts to ensure Michigan workers are protected as the state slowly and safely begins to open different sectors of the economy. Last month, Gov. Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-91 (click here to view) requiring businesses to adhere to strict safety guidelines to protect workers, patrons and their communities from infection. Gov. Whitmer also signed Executive Directive 2020-6 (click here to view) to appoint a Director of COVID-19 Workplace Safety within the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO).

NEW 6/4/20 - To Open or Not to Open Pools video and documents (video & documents only available until 7/3/20) .  (click here to view)

NEW 6/3/20 - Attached is an update on reopening pools.  (click here to view)

NEW 6/2/20 - CAI Healthy Communities Summary COVID-19 CDC Guidelines.  (click here to view)

NEW 6/1/20 - Attached is an update on reopening pools.  (click here to view)

NEW 6/1/20Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-110, rescinding her Safer at Home order and moving the entire state to phase four of the MI Safe Start Plan

NEW 6/1/20 - Attached is the Executive Order 2020-110 COVID-19 pandemic” signed by Governor Whitmer.  (click here to view)

NEW 6/1/20 - State of Michigan COVID-19 Symptoms Web Application In an effort to help reopening businesses safely reengage in the economy, the MI Symptoms Web Application is a cost-free way for employers to comply with Executive Order 2020-97 and implement a COVID-19 symptoms screening questionnaire for employees..   

If you choose to participate, employers can create a profile. After creation, a code will be generated that can be shared with employees to use on their profiles. 

MI Symptoms and MI Safe Start Map support the state’s “Contain COVID” efforts by linking symptomatic individuals to resources and providing data to plan and evaluate the impact of target, testing and protection efforts as necessary to begin to safely reengage the economy.

Additional benefits of MI Symptoms include:

  • Promotes individual health and safety by identifying potential symptoms of the virus and linking symptomatic individuals with resources for further action.
  • Helps residents return to work safely.
  • Improves the state’s economic health as the MI Safe Start Plan is implemented.

NEW 5/29/20 - Attached is an update regarding the latest Public Health Order.  (click here to view)

NEW 5/28/20 – COVID-19 - Oakland, Wayne, Macomb Counties and the City of Detroit are issuing a joint emergency order to close all publicly license pools. (click here to view)

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
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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.  (