May 13, 2021
Yesterday, the California Association of REALTORS® announced amended state regulations easing the current open house restrictions (see below). CAR will be further clarifying the new rules as soon as possible.
SFAR is already working with our city and county officials to better understand any additional local requirements. Please stay tuned.
From the California Association of REALTORS® on May 12, 2021:
The California Dept. of Public Health has just updated its guidance on open houses, and further updates are pending. The following is now on live on the COVID-19.ca.gov website. CAR will be providing more details regarding this guidance so that REALTORS® are in full compliance, but the following is the information currently on the California State official website:
Shown properties, like open houses – effective immediately
In-person showings of properties, like open houses, are permitted and must follow the indoor gatherings capacity limits in the CDPH gatherings guidance. Check the Attendance section of the gatherings guidance for the capacity limits for each tier.
People who feel sick or have COVID-19 symptoms are not permitted to attend. Physical distancing between different households must be maintained, and hand sanitizer should be made available. Face coverings are required. See the CDPH guidance for the use of face coverings for complete details and exceptions. All other restrictions in the real estate guidance remain in place.
Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for the real estate industry PDF in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.