GRAR Member Update
Monday, March 30, 2020
Hello everyone,

A short update today about a development that doesn't apply to New York State as of yet, but is a step that may lead to shifts in New York State.

For those states relying solely on the Department of Homeland Defense Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) list for essential services, this list has been updated to include residential and commercial real estate and settlement services. The list was amended in several respects to make clear that those individuals who are involved in making real estate transactions happen - from procurement to lending, appraisal to closing, and everything between - are critical to America's infrastructure.

This is merely an advisory statement by a federal agency, and does NOT supersede New York State’s list of essential services. It is a helpful step for NYSAR to build their case with the Governor’s office, but please do not take this to mean you can go back to business as usual. Until we hear directly from the Governor’s office or Empire State Development, we are still under the terms of the Executive Order from March 20th.
GRAR will be sending updates each weekday until further notice.

Please visit the GRAR Coronavirus page for all updates, other related information, and links to NAR, NYSAR, and the New York State Coronavirus pages.
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Andy Kachaylo,
GRAR President
Jim Yockel,
GRAR CEO
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