I am touched by how many clients, friends and family have reached out concerned not only about my health, but about my business. I am happy to report that I am healthy, both personally and professionally, though this is definitely not business as usual. Under other circumstances it would be flattering to be considered an “essential” service, however at times like this it is anything but that.
I am sharing the latest from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency CISA which is guiding my work at this point in time.
Please know that I am doing my best to assist my clients during this challenging time while making the health and safety of everybody (myself included) as a priority. If you have any questions about protocol or specific real estate needs, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Stay safe, stay healthy.
Residential Real Estate now listed as an essential service in the March 28, 2020 Federal list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.
Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency CISA updated its list of essential services during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis and expressly included residential real estate. Since Governor Newsom’s March 4, 2020 order incorporates this list, the order now include residential and commercial real estate, including settlement services as essential services in California. However, if a city or county has an order with a more restrictive standard regarding what qualifies as an essential service, or more restrictions on activities, those guidelines will still govern the activities of a licensee.
Notwithstanding this new development, all real estate licensees must take into account the health and safety of their clients and fellow licensees and follow the protocols that exist for protecting against the spread of COVID-19.