COVID-19 Prevention Protocols
As of August 28, 2020, the state has a Blueprint for a Safer Economy
for reducing COVID-19 with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities.
The Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening
includes detailed information on when and how an employer must report a COVID-19 positive employee; what is defined as an outbreak; and guidance for employers who may be considering whether to suspend operations due to COVID-19 spread in the workplace.
Wearing a mask or face covering
is required statewide in public or common spaces. Employers must provide face coverings to workers or must reimburse workers for the reasonable cost of obtaining them.
The state has issued industry-specific guidance for businesses, including guidelines to create a safer environment for workers and customers/clients in the real estate industry.
California’s COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Real Estate Transactions
California’s COVID-19 General Checklist for Real Estate Transactions
As part of this state guidance, real estate practitioners are to adopt a written "COVID-19 Prevention Plan"; refrain from holding "traditional" open houses; have all visitors sign disclosure forms in advance of visiting the property; and prepare Posted Rules for Entry.
Reference C.A.R.’s Quick Guide: Complying with the Industry Guidance Showing Rules
PWR has established a set of checklist templates for agent use based on this guidance. Please note that any and all information on the forms does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. For specific legal questions, please contact the C.A.R. Legal Hotline at 213-739-8282.