CDAR has been diligent in reaching out to the cities for the impact that COVID-19 has had on the real estate industry. Some cities have already responded, and we are waiting for others to provide updates. This section will change as updates are sent to us.
Under Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20, all individuals living in California were ordered to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain the continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors. While not originally listed within such sectors, “residential and commercial real estate services” was subsequently included on March 28, 2020.
As a result, the City of Palm Springs believes, at this time and subject to any further guidance provided by State or County officials, that the following would be reasonable protocols to be implemented in providing real estate services.
Palm Springs has issued a shelter-in-place order for the entire city dated March 19, asking residents to stay at home and for non-essential businesses to close. To read the official order from March 19, please click here.
As Cathedral City is abiding by all federal, state, and county directives as it relates to COVID-19, their directive for open houses are that 10 or less people be gathered in one space, and that they observe distances of six feet or more from one another.
La Quinta issued their statement on COVID-19, requesting that employees stay home if exhibiting signs of illness, implementing sanitizing in common areas, and rescheduling or using alternative platforms for non-essential meetings. For their official statement, click here.
Palm Desert has not issued any direct statements or public directives towards private businesses, and is currently referring to the recommendations of Riverside County health officers, who have prohibited 10 or more people at gatherings, and are applying that towards open houses, as well as any gatherings of any kind.