Below is an email that was received from the Holiday Out attorney regarding the Governor’s executive order related to Coronavirus.
Dear Manager and Board of Directors,
I am attaching the new Emergency Order 2020-04 promulgated by the DBPR (Department of Business and Professional Regulation) TODAY based on the coronavirus crisis at hand and the Governor’s Executive Order 20-52 entered on March 9, 2020.
This order states with clarity that the emergency powers afforded to the Boards of Directors as outlined in Florida Statutes 718, 719 and 720 apply to the coronavirus pandemic.
It clarifies that any conditions of the emergency powers within the statute that are conditioned on “a response to damage caused by an event” is suspended and the emergency powers are available to the Boards for this crisis to “protect the health, safety and welfare of the association, unit owners, unit owners’ family members, tenants, guests or invitees”.
Further, the Emergency Order suspends and tolls the financial reporting time/requirement defined in Florida Statutes 718, 719 and 720.
This Emergency Order should be made available on the Association’s website and posted on the property. It is that important.
This Emergency Order will justify ALL the actions taken by the Board or to be taken by the Board based on the coronavirus crisis.
Mary R. Harvey, Attorney at Law