April 2, 2020
Good Morning.
Our association, at all three levels, has been proactive and provided you with the latest information to assist you with your lives and your businesses.
I n response to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announcement on Saturday updating its list of essential services, C.A.R. Legal worked diligently to provide guidelines and continues to revised them at .
New Forms - Those members who were not on the latest C.A.R. Town Hall meeting, legal staff has provided new forms to help mitigate liability if you must enter a property to perform "essential" business. PDFs are currently found on the zipforms site behind your login. C.A.R. anticipates that the forms will be up and running live and fillable on zipForms by end of today. The forms are:
Listing Agreement Coronavirus Addendum
Revised Coronavirus Addendum or Amendment
Notice of Unforeseen Coronavirus Circumstances
Coronavirus Property Entry Advisory and Declaration
HOWEVER, IT IS CRITICAL FOR MEMBERS TO UNDERSTAND THAT any city or county that has an order with a more restrictive standard regarding what qualifies as an essential service, or more restrictions on activities, those guidelines will still govern the activities of a licensee .
Nevada County re-confirmed that they will acknowledge the federal ruling and will not place stricter standards at this current time if care is exercised.
Caleb Dardick with the County states, " On behalf of Alison Lehman, I thank you for your inquiry and want to let you know that the County of Nevada recognizes the designation of the real estate industry as an essential industry. Per the directive of our Public Health Officer, Dr. Ken Cutler, no open houses are allowed, nor is the scheduling of sequential showings. However, remote/virtual showings are encouraged. Photography/video is also allowed since it will facilitate virtual tours. We understand that buyers need to see the house prior to purchase, so we encourage you employ best practices to do so safely, especially if the house is inhabited. In addition, agents may work with notaries to close sales. What is most important in this public health emergency is that your colleagues practice the very highest levels of social distancing and sanitation to protect themselves and their clients. The California Association of Realtors has useful guidelines for R.E. best practices during COVID-19 ( ); please encourage your association members to abide by them. As a community, we seek to balance how to support work in essential industries and public safety ."
Our NCAOR leadership asks that you truly follow the spirit of the Law and abide by our Governor’s order for your safety as well as your family's and client's. If agents abuse the current privileges, the State and County can, in fact, shut our industry down.
Keep "in the know" by accessing
Upcoming Webinars Found on C.A.R. Website . Click Here t o access upcoming free webinars:  
C.A.R. Legal: C.A.R. Forms, Coronavirus Addendum and New Notice
Thursday, April 2, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
C.A.R. revised the Coronavirus Addendum/Amendment to reflect your comments and concerns and is available in zipForms. It is explicit that its terms will only be triggered if there is an actual COVID-19-related reason for performance and can be used to identify &verify the reason for performance .
Covid Financial Relief Hotline - (213) 351-8450
NCAOR TOWN HALL MEETING - We will follow up later this morning with confirmation of a date and time for a meeting with County Reps, Legal Counsel and MetroList representative.

I hope that you find this information valuable.
Diane Spooner, 2020 President
Nevada County Association of REALTORS | 530-272-2627 |