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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

Posted By: Robert Carroll (Member) Industry News ,

The North Central Florida Apartment Association is committed to keeping members informed about issues that may affect you, your businesses, and your residents.

Regarding the current outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) your primary sources of information should be the Centers for Disease Control, the Florida Department of Health, or your local health department.

The National Apartment Association (NAA) is offering general, precautionary guidance from officials, along with common-sense guidelines for our industry. Therefore, we encourage you to review the information provided by the NAA here and here (PDF).

Comprehensive Resource Page from NAA

External Quick Reference Links

Rent Assistance Resources

FL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHFL COVID-19 DASHBOARD (BY COUNTY)

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROLWORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION 

NAA CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT (CARES ACT) HOUSING PROVISIONS COVERAGE

ALACHUA COUNTY SOCIAL DISTANCING RESTRICTIONS

Quick Reference Links

NCFAA Resident Resource Page

ALACHUA COUNTY AND FLORIDA'S REOPENING FAQS

Guidance for reopening your amenities

GOVERNOR'S COVID-19 RELATED EXECUTIVE ORDERS

FAA GUIDANCE EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-83

FAA GUIDANCE EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-71

FAA Update on Executive Order 20-112 (reopening Florida)

FAA'S LOCAL GOVERNMENT COVID-19 REOPENING POLICIES TRACKER

It is important to recognize that the North Central Florida Apartment Association, the Florida Apartment Association and the National Apartment Association, local affiliates, and individual members are not healthcare professionals or providers and these resources are provided only as general information. Please refer to the above-mentioned healthcare agencies for specific guidance.

If you are involved in a COVID-19 case with a resident, please email communications@naahq.org and include COVID-19 in the subject line.

https://www.naahq.org/sites/default/files/awareness_acknowledgement_letter.pdf


Resident Resource Page

The North Central Florida Apartment Association has set up a Resident Resource page to help residents navigate the COVID-19 health crisis. Please click on the link below to access this resource. 

NCFAA Resident Resource Page


Local Government Activity

It is important to note that the governor’s executive order (20-112) does not contain a preemption on local rules that restrict or close businesses and buildings. Therefore, local governments may establish additional rules or regulations that could impact apartment community amenity spaces. In an effort to help NCFAA members navigate the patchwork of regulations that are being enacted by local governments across the state, FAA has created a Local Government COVID-19 Reopening Policies Tracker spreadsheet for members. This spreadsheet will be updated as new local regulations are enacted.

Local Government COVID-19 Reopening Policies Tracker


Note: This list is not all encompassing and is expected to grow in the coming weeks. It will be updated as new information becomes available.

Alachua County

City of Gainesville

Baker County 

City of Macclenny

Bradford County

City of Starke

Columbia County

Lake City

Dixie County 

Gilchrist County

Lafayette County

Levy County

    Marion County

    City of Belleview

    City of Ocala

    Suwannee County 

    City of Live Oak 

    Union County

    City of Lake Butler

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    Potential Questions from Residents/Media

    Q: If someone in an apartment community is diagnosed with COVID-19, will other residents become infected? What are the real risks?

    A: According to the CDC, “there is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity and other features associated with COVID-19 and investigations are ongoing.” We encourage you to visit the CDC website for up-to-date information and safety precaution tips and we will provide new information as it becomes available. 

    Q: [In the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19] Did the building owner and property management team collaborate with CDC to disinfect an apartment and any other parts of the building? What was done to isolate the virus to the patient’s apartment? How was the patient’s apartment cleaned and sanitized? How did the building owner and manager address sanitizing the public spaces of the building that the patient may have come in contact with? Is my apartment safe? I live on the same floor as he did – am I in danger of contracting COVID-19?

    A: We understand your concerns. Your questions are best handled by the local health officials and the CDC. We are cooperating fully with CDC/local public health guidance and are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all residents. We encourage you to visit the CDC website for updated information and safety precaution tips.