By Amy Repke

Homeowners associations have adjusted to a new normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This includes remote meetings and elections, closed common areas and amenities, and social distancing.  

As states lifted their stay-at-home orders and businesses began to open their doors, homeowners associations started to decide how and whether to reopen common areas and amenities. Board members, community managers, and business partners asked: What approach should we take to reopening? How should we phase in operations? Do residents need to sign a liability waiver to use the pool? Do we need to keep anything closed? We expect these questions to continue into the fall as the pandemic surges in communities throughout the U.S.

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