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Coronavirus & Community Associations

Coronavirus & Community Associations

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Coronavirus & Community Associations

In Washington State, at least 19 people in King and Snohomish counties had been diagnosed with COVID-19 (as of noon Monday), and 9 people have died. CAI is monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact on community associations on a national level, while WSCAI is monitoring on the local level.

CAI and WSCAI recommend following the latest guidance and updates issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Seattle Times also has live updates on their website as well as information about the coronavirus.

In the meantime, here is some information on the coronavirus, tips to preventing spreading, as well as some advice for community associations.

Background

The coronavirus is a family of viruses that can cause the common cold and more severe diseases such as COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19, which can appear in as few as two days or as many as 14 days after exposure, can include fever, runny nose, cough, and breathing trouble.

Most develop only mild disease. But some people, usually those with other medical complications, develop more severe symptoms, including pneumonia, which can be fatal. There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19.

As of late February, there have been nearly 82,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 2,770 deaths around the globe. Only 60 cases have been confirmed in the U.S. Compared to the seasonal flu, CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 29 million flu illnesses, 280,000 hospitalizations, and 16,000 deaths.

Stay Up-To-Date!

For the latest, most up-to-date information, visit the following:

Washington State Updates:

National & Global Updates:

The CDC has recommended that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China and South Korea and is suggesting postponing nonessential travel to Iran, Italy, and Japan.

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your health care provider immediately.

You can visit the World Health Organization’s website for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19.

Prevention

Communities and businesses should take the appropriate measures to ensure a hygienic environment, including regular cleaning of common areas and meeting spaces, and refilling of soap and hand sanitizers.

The best way to prevent the spread of illnesses, such as COVID-19, seasonal flu, and other respiratory viruses and germs, is to practice everyday preventive actions, including:

  • Get a flu vaccine.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

CAI has also posted a story on HOAResources.com“Steps to Safeguard your HOA from Illnesses”

Community Associations

In the event of a widespread outbreak in the U.S., CAI is recommending that community associations review state statutes and governing documents to determine whether it’s possible to conduct association business remotely. Generally, there are several methods by which association members or association boards transact business in the absence of everyone gathering at the same time and location—some form of written consent, electronic meetings, or a vote outside a physical meeting.

In-person meetings are almost always preferred. Announcing and holding a meeting avoids questions about notice and due process. In addition, meetings allow for deliberation where proposals can be discussed and minds changed. Most online and electronic voting simply permits an up or down vote on a proposal. There are circumstances in which a meeting is simply not possible, so it is worth considering what other options exist to transact business.

Classes & Events

WSCAI will continue to monitor the situation, and we will inform you if there are any changes to upcoming classes and events.

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Volunteers needed for the Holiday Season!

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Volunteers needed for the Holiday Season!

WSCAI’s Outreach Committee has two volunteer opportunities to serve those in need during this Holiday Season

On December 16th & 17th, the Committee is seeking volunteers to serve a meal at the Union Gospel Mission, 318 2nd Ave Extension South, Seattle, WA 98104. Volunteers will be involved in some meal preparation, serving of meals and clean-up after the meal. Volunteer time will be from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the date of your choice.

If you’re interested in volunteering on the December 16th, please contact Jordan Crump with McLeod Construction at jordan@mcleodconstruction.com. If December 17th works better for with your schedule, please contact Lisa Ford with Superior Cleaning & Restoration/COIT Services at lisa.ford@coit.com

Once you have received confirmation, you will be required to complete a brief volunteer form which can be located at Seattle Union Gospel Missions website and request to become a volunteer.

Giving back your time to serve those less fortunate is certainly part of the meaning of the Holiday Season.

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  • Catchall Environmental
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