As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out across the country, board members are noticing that many vaccinated residents no longer want to wear masks.  

Even while more people receive the vaccine, CDC guidelines remain the same, including hand washing, social distancing, and mask wearing.

Therefore, vaccinated residents still need to take precautions by wearing a mask in public spaces and not gathering in large groups.

Vaccinated residents who refuse to wear face coverings are also calling for  amenities to reopen, which could expose associations to liability. 

If associations choose to reopen their amenities, they must adhere to local, state, and federal guidelines in addition to determining the cost of extra precautions for reopening. 

Boards should continue to communicate the importance of masks and social distancing in public areas of their buildings. 

Learn more and find helpful templates for communicating with residents here.