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Infection Within the Community By Jeffrey E. Kaman, Esq.


If a member of the community association becomes infected with COVID-19, first and foremost the board and professional management should take guidance from the local health department, and defer to them on when and how to communicate the issue to the public or other residents.  Infections within buildings that share access points and common elements that residents must continually use, such as parking garages, hallways, and elevators, will likely require the board to take additional cleaning and isolation precautions than communities without such common access points.

Again, with guidance from health department officials, the board should notify residents that there is an infection within the community, especially in apartment-style buildings, but we do not recommend the board specifically name the individual or their address to the rest of the community, without the consent of the infected individual.

If a resident within the building or community is infected, the board should then take additional steps to provide for as much social distancing as is possible and described above.