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In conformity with current health guidelines, real estate licensees should follow all CDC and local health mandates.
1. No open houses should be held.
2. Showings should be done virtually.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) updated its list of essential services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and expressly included residential real estate.
Since Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order incorporates this list, the order includes residential and commercial real estate, including settlement services, as essential services in California.
However, if a city or county has an order with a more restrictive standard regarding what qualifies as an essential service, or more restrictions on activities, those guidelines will still govern the activities of a licensee.
As of April 3, 2020, C.A.R. has compiled a list of city and county ordinances.