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Should a Condo or HOA require proof of vaccination to use the common facilities? (FL)

Now that a lot of the population is getting a COVID vaccination, we are hearing that a few Boards of Directors of area Condominium or Homeowners’ (HOA) Associations are floating the idea of considering requiring proof of vaccination for owners, family members, tenants and guests in order to use the common area amenities such as the clubhouse, social room, fitness room or swimming pool.   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Yacht clubs, golf courses, gated communities: Florida’s pop-up vaccine clinics raise ethical concerns (FL)

Pop-up clinics offering exclusive vaccine access sprouted at country clubs and a long list of golf course communities stretching from Delray Beach to Lakeland and Ocala. Special clinics also dotted the west coast, from the Tampa exurbs to Naples, where shots were given at a clubhouse in a community with two private beaches and homes that have sold for more than $14 million.   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Governor DeSantis Signs COVID-19 Liability Bill (FL)

Yesterday Governor DeSantis signed SB 72 which gives civil immunity to not-for-profit corporations, hospitals, nursing homes, government entities, schools and churches for COVID-19 related claims as long as the alleged negligence doesn’t involve gross negligence or intentional misconduct. “COVID-19 related claim” means a civil liability claim against a person, including a natural person, a business entity, an educational institution, a governmental entity, or a religious institution, which arises from or is related to COVID-19. The term includes any such claim for damages, injury, or death. ...

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Condos and HOAs may be able to limit guest access due to Coronavirus (FL)

Perhaps the most common question I have received over the past several months is whether the letter writer’s community association can prevent them from having guests in their home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that the relevant Acts provide community associations with emergency powers in response to damage caused by an event for which a state of emergency has been declared—such as COVID-19.    Read the article…………………………………… https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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FALSE IMPRISONMENT LAWSUIT: Boca Raton HOA Deactivated Key Fobs Of COVID Positive Homeowners (FL)

A lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court alleges “false imprisonment” and “invasion of privacy” after the Palmetto Place Condominium Association allegedly deactivated the key fobs of two homeowners who publicly acknowledged they were COVID-19 positive. The condo association — allegedly without authority to do so — used the key fob deactivation as a way to force the husband and wife to stay in their condo for two weeks, then told the couple that the HOA would call the police to “request that you be removed from the building and or arrested” if they attempted to exit the high-end building. ...

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Association Rules After Expiration of the Governor’s State of Emergency Order for COVID-19 (FL)

By the time you read this article, the governor’s declared state of emergency as related to the coronavirus may have reached an end. If not, well, hopefully it will soon enough due to significant diminution of the coronavirus. What then? What happens to the rules adopted by an association in an effort to combat the coronavirus? Can an association turn away guests of residents? Can the number of people allowed to use the amenities, such as the pool, be limited? Just how far can the board go in its efforts to create reasonable rules?   Read the article…………………………………. ...

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Do your Association COVID rules need adjusting as we move into Season? (FL)

With the cold weather up north and new lock downs in some states put in place from COVID spikes we are seeing a lot of snowbirds flying and driving back down here escaping from their lockdowns up north.   Read the article……………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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MASK FINE: Palmetto Place Condo Owner Fined $5100, She Says It’s Illegal (FL)

A Boca Raton Realtor who is selling her home in Palmetto Place — a large, upscale condominium building near Mizner Park — is fighting a $5100 fine she received for not wearing a mask in the building.  Bobbi Engelke tells BocaNewsNow.com that the fine appeared on her estoppel statement which she just received as she prepares to sell her unit. The alleged violation occurred in late spring.    Read the article………………………………… https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Condominium associations ban short-term rentals to protect residents from COVID-19 (FL)

While people self-quarantined in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, some communities tried to insulate residents from outsiders.  Armed with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ March executive order prohibiting short-term vacation rentals, including new reservations and bookings, communities such as Sea Oaks followed suit.    Read the article………………………………… https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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