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County Health Departments Follow State Open House Guidelines

Dear Bridge AOR Members, The health departments of Alameda County, Contra Costa County and City of Berkeley have all confirmed that they will be following the updated California State Industry Guidance to Reduce Risk with regards to Real Estate Transactions. As you may have seen already, the information currently on the California State official website is as follows: 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. Alameda and Contra Costa Counties are Currently in Orange Tier Please follow the updated guidance for gatherings We have been informed that C.A.R. is currently working on providing more details regarding this guidance so members can assure full compliance. We will update you as soon as those details are released. Thank you for your patience. ****** Please Contact Bridge AOR's Government Affairs Director with any questions or concerns.


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