Author Archives: chadwick

Author Archives: chadwick

Virginia Community Associations and Updated EO67/Phase 3 Guidelines

(Updated August 24, 2020) Effective August 21, 2020, the Virginia Governor determined it was necessary to modify certain targeted Phase 3 business restrictions and issued an amended version of Executive Order 67 (previously issued on June 30, 2020) and a corresponding amended version of the Phase 3 Guidelines. The full text of Amended Executive Order […]

Virginia Adopts COVID-related Workplace Safety Standards

On July 15th, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry adopted a first-of-its-kind statewide “Emergency Temporary Standard” for workplace safety during the COVID-related public health emergency.  These mandatory state regulations (referred to as the “ETS”) became effective as of July 27, 2020 and will remain in effect for six months (or upon expiration of the […]

DC Mayor Imposes Masking Order, Includes Condo Common Areas [July 22]

To fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus, D.C. Mayor Bowser issued two new orders on July 22:  Order 2020-079 extending the public health emergency to October 9, 2020; and Order 2020-080 expressly requiring DC residents to wear masks in both indoor and outdoor circumstances, including while in transit. This Order expressly requires that people […]

DC Enters Phase 2 Reopening

On June 19, the Mayor’s office announced that the District of Columbia would enter “Phase 2” of the reopening process and released guidance that was immensely more detailed than the Phase One guidelines.  Under Phase 2, which starts on June 22, community associations may open their pools and fitness facilities, but with a variety of […]

Community Associations and Virginia’s Phase 3 Reopening (updated 7/1/20)

Updated 7/1/2020 Phase 3 Reopening.  The Governor has confirmed that effective July 1 (and continuing until further notice), the Commonwealth will enter Phase 3 of its planned gradual reopening process.  Here is a link to the Governor’s Executive Order. Based on the Governor’s published guidance (“Safer at Home: Phase Three”), while most of the Phase 2 […]

D.C. Enters Phase 1 Reopening [updated 6/11/20]

DC’s “Reopening” – Phase 1 Summary Updated 6/11/2020 Per the Mayor’s Order 2020-067 (“Phase 1 Order”), DC entered “Phase 1” of it reopening process as of Friday, May 29th.  That Order will remain in effect no later than July 24, 2020 – a date for Phase 2 reopening has not yet been announced.  Below are […]

Community Associations and Virginia’s “Phase 2” Executive Order [updated 6/10]

Governor’s EO61 (Third Amendment) and EO65 – “Phase 2” reopening to begin June 5 for most of Virginia, with NoVA and the City of Richmond following on June 12 Updated 6/10/2020 EO61/EO65 – Phase Two Re-Opening.  Effective June 5, most of the Commonwealth will begin “Phase Two” of its planned gradual reopening of certain businesses […]

Virginia Community Associations and Governor’s Face Covering Order [5/28/20]

FAQs: Virginia Governor’s Executive Order (EO63) on Face Coverings Inside Buildings 5/28/20 On May 26, 2020, Governor Northam issued Executive Order No. 63.  Noting that the virus that causes COVID19 remains an ongoing threat as Virginia “reopens” its businesses, EO63 sets forth requirements for Virginians to wear CDC-recommended cloth face coverings in certain circumstances outside […]

DC “ReOpen” recommendations

“ReOpen DC” Recommendations On May 21, the DC Mayor released the recommendations of the “ReOpen DC Advisory Group.”  The Advisory Group’s recommendations suggest that “Stage 1” of the DC reopen plan may begin as soon as May 29, depending on whether the DC’s coronavirus infection rate continues to flatten and whether Mayor authorizes that date.  […]

DC Mayor’s COVID19 Stay-at-Home Order – extended to June 8 [updated 5/13/2020]

Order also addresses masks and required signage Updated 5/13/20 To fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus, D.C. Mayor Bowser issued Order 2020-053 closing non-essential businesses in Washington D.C.  In addition, on March 30, the Mayor issued Order 2020-054, a “Stay at Home” Order, providing that residents of the District should stay at home but may […]

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