Health Screening Questions
** Check with your Broker for your firm's procedures for both the Health Screening Questions and the COVID Disclosure Form **
The DOH guidelines require you to ask the health screening questions of your clients, however, the guidelines do not require written questions or answers.
You can verbally ask the questions and receive the answers and it is intended to be done on the day of an in-person showing/meeting.
For Fair Housing purposes, we highly recommend that you are consistent with your process for health screening. In other words, collect the information from
either verbally or in writing.
The questions that must be asked according to the DOH guidelines are:
- Have you knowingly been in close or proximate contact in the past 14 days with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19?
- Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
- Have you experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
- Have you traveled from one of the states on the New York State Restricted States list within the last 14 days?
- If you become symptomatic and/or test positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of visiting this property (buyer) or your property being shown (seller), you are required to disclose this information. (Give contact information)
More about the health screening questionnaire:
NYSAR has developed a simple health screening questionnaire for members to utilize. It should be noted that use of the screening questionnaire is not mandatory but a seller or a broker with seller’s permission, may require every potential buyer/tenant to complete the questionnaire as a prerequisite to viewing property. NYSAR strongly recommends the screening questionnaire should be done remotely to the greatest extent possible (phone, email, web etc.) so as to avoid potential in-person contact and exposure to COVID-19 in the event the person answers yes to any question. A licensee may read the questions from the questionnaire to the consumer over the phone and fill in the appropriate information and responses (a log book that contains the consumers identity, contact information and responses to the questions would also be permitted).