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COVID-19 Immunity Law for Community Associations Expires January 1, 2022

As we reported in our previous blog, on July 1, 2021 Governor Murphy signed a COVID-19 liability protection bill and, by doing so, gave community associations some immunity from certain legal claims arising from COVID-19. The law provided that a community association “shall be immune from civil liability for damages arising from, or related to, an exposure to, or transmission of, COVID-19 on the premises” providing the association has prominently displayed a sign at entrances to common spaces.

That law expires as of January 1, 2022, and the protections provided by the COVID immunity law are no longer in effect. Boards and managers will have to evaluate whether and how this change will impact the operation of association common amenities, especially indoor amenities like clubhouses, meeting rooms, fitness rooms, indoor pools, and other facilities.  We urge you to have this discussion without delay and contact legal counsel for any questions.

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Mary W. Barrett, Stark, Homeowners Associations Lawyer, Housing Cooperatives Lawyer
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Mary W. Barrett, Shareholder, has been practicing in Stark & Stark’s Community Associations Group since 1998. She concentrates her practice in the representation of homeowners associations, condominium associations, and cooperatives throughout New Jersey. 

Ms. Barrett assists community associations with contract preparation and review, policy resolutions and rule creation, amendments to governing documents, covenant enforcement, trustee elections, governing document interpretation, assessment collection, transition, loans and financing,...

609-219-7408
A. Christopher Florio, Stark, New Jersey, Loan Transactions Lawyer, Community Associations attorney
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A. Christopher Florio is a Shareholder and Chair of the Community Associations Group. Mr. Florio has substantial experience in the negotiation of loan transactions, collections, workouts, and real estate law, including foreclosures.

Mr. Florio has served as a member of the New Jersey Assembly Task Force, commissioned to study community associations in New Jersey. He was appointed to the position by General Assembly Speaker Chuck Haytaian and again by General Assembly Speaker Jack Collins. Additionally, he currently serves on the Legislative...

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