A Note from Alabama REALTORS® in Response to the Coronavirus
March 18, 2020
Dear REALTOR® family,
During this health event, Alabama REALTORS® is proactively monitoring developments at the national, state, and local levels regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and local public health authorities. While we recognize that the situation is rapidly changing day to day, the Association has adopted a number of precautions to help mitigate the public health risk based on guidance from these organizations and the potential impact on Association operations, travel, and real estate activity.
Federal and state authorities have recommended self-quarantine, social distancing, and avoiding gatherings of more than 10 individuals for everyone to slow the spread of this pandemic. As a result, beginning on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Association staff will work remotely to continue the operations of the Association and protect the health and safety of our employees, their families, and community. Although we will not be receiving visitors in our physical office location, our Association remains open for business and will continue to serve our members to the best of our ability. We will be monitoring this rapidly evolving situation closely and re-evaluating our plans regularly to ensure seamless ongoing operations.
The Association has suspended all non-essential travel for staff and volunteers on behalf of the Association through April 30. This will affect several upcoming board visits and scheduled events including the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) class in Huntsville on April 8-9 and in Birmingham on April 14-15. Members who are registered or scheduled to attend those events will be notified and registration fees refunded.
The Association has also created a Coronavirus (COVID-19) REALTOR® Resource Page to address specific concerns and questions related to the impact of the coronavirus. This page includes some common legal Q&As, content on how the coronavirus may impact you or your business, and links to helpful online resources.
We are grateful for all our members and feel fortunate to continue to serve you during this unprecedented time.