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Summary of Requirements for Offices Under EO 2020-97
 
Governor Whitmer has issued workplace standards that apply to all businesses across the State. Those standards are currently contained in Executive Order 2020-97 available  here .
 
Realtors® who have opened or will be opening their offices soon will need to become familiar with both the general standards applicable to all businesses (Section 1) and the specific standards applicable to offices. (Section 7)
 
The Executive Order’s lists are quite lengthy and the contents organized somewhat randomly. In an effort to help Realtors® begin what may appear to be a very daunting task, we have summarized the requirements and organized them into categories.
 
Written materials:
 
  • COVID-19 preparedness and response plan consistent with the recommendations of OSHA available here.
  • Questionnaire required of employees/contractors entering the workplace (covering exposure and symptoms) available here
  • Posted signs about the importance of personal hygiene.
 
Physical premises/supplies:
 
  • Restrict/close off nonessential common spaces such as cafeterias, conference rooms.
  • Turn off water fountains.
  • Provide non-medical grade face coverings to employees.
  • Provide disinfectant/cleaning supplies to employees for use at desk/worksite.
  • Use ground markings/signs/physical barriers to keep employees/visitors at least 6 feet away (for example in elevators, at reception desk).
 
Operations matters:
 
  • Train employees on infection control procedures, office operations matters, self-reporting requirements.
  • Designate a COVID-19 supervisor.
  • Require face coverings to be worn in places where people cannot be 6 feet apart (for example restrooms and hallways).
  • Consider face shields if employees cannot maintain 3 feet of separation from others.
  • Adopt policies, assign different entrances and/or stagger start times so as to reduce entry congestion.
  • Arrange for frequent cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces (for example door handles, supply cabinets, shared equipment such as copiers).
 
Policies:
 
  • Promote remote work.
  • Consider rotational work schedule in order to limit number of employees in office at any one time.
  • Restrict business travel.
  • Suspend nonessential visitors.
  • Prohibit social gatherings.
  • Minimize movement throughout office.
 
Exposure Procedures:
 
  • Within 24 hours, notify public health department, as well as any co-workers, contractors or suppliers who may have come into contact with positive COVID-19 case.
  • Follow Company’s “preparedness and response plan” – including temporary closure to allow for deep cleaning.
  • Employees with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 may be permitted to return to the office only after they are no longer infectious according to the latest CDC guidelines.
 
Again, it is our hope that we have been able to streamline the process somewhat. Realtors® should keep mind that this is only a summary and that as you implement your own policies and procedures, you should refer to Executive Order 2020-97 itself for more detailed explanations.
  Source: Michigan REALTORS® (MR)

Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTORS® from NAR


The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the real estate industry. Everything, from brokerage operations to how listings are being marketed and the ability to close transactions, is requiring REALTORS® to adapt to these extraordinary circumstances. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) understands that these unprecedented circumstances are impacting our members’ ability to conduct their businesses. Our members’ success and ability to navigate these uncertain times are paramount to NAR, and we are providing this guidance to help address some of the common transactional issues we are hearing about.

This guidance will be continually updated based on current directives from the WHO, the CDC and the White House, and we encourage all members to stay informed by regularly visiting the CDC’s website ,  and to comply with local and state government orders regarding coronavirus-related restrictions.

As always, we are here to support you and see you through this crisis. Thank you for your membership, and we are stronger together!

You may click HERE for further Coronavirus guidance from NAR

Source: National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)

MICHIGAN REALTORS ®
COVID19 FAQ's


CLICK HERE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AGENCY FAQs
CLICK HERE FOR COVID-19 FAQs RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL ACTIVITY
CLICK HERE FOR COVID-19 FAQs RELATING COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY
CLICK HERE FOR COVID-19 FAQ's RELATING TO SHOWING FORMS

Source: Michigan REALTORS® (MR)
COVID-19 Safety Practices
Checklist to Prepare and Protect you & your Clients

You may click HERE for a printable copy of this checklist


Source: Southeastern Border Association of REALTORS® (SEBAR)
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