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March 17, 2020 - By Ashley Winberg and Patricia Elia

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 3: Immediate Protocols To Be Implemented By Condominiums

Updated on March 17, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.  

Condominium corporations are the “fourth level of government” and have a statutory obligation to take reasonable steps to protect all persons on condominium property from foreseeable harm and dangerous conditions as per the Occupier’s Liability Act and the Condominium Act.  As the window to flatten the COVID-19 curb is narrowing, condominium corporations are urged to take immediate action to assist in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

What should condominium corporations do immediately?

It is advised that all condominium corporations immediately implement the protocols set out above, and send out a notice to residents advising them of the implementation of the foregoing during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The recommended notice to residents should be:

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, condominium corporations will need to be diligent and flexible as condominium corporations may be faced with operational delays and unprecedented operational issues.  As any action taken by a condominium corporation may have unintended risks and consequences, it is recommended that condominium corporations consult with the appropriate professionals prior to taking any action.

All of the information contained in this article is of a general nature for informational purposes only, and is not intended to represent the definitive opinion of the firm of Elia Associates on any particular matter. Although every effort is made to ensure that the information contained in this newsletter is accurate and up-to-date, the reader should not act upon it without obtaining appropriate professional advice and assistance.

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