The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the entire world including the real estate industry. REALTORS® are required to adapt to these extraordinary circumstances. CAAR’s members’ success and ability to navigate these uncertain times are of critical import to CAAR, and we are providing resource links to help members get through the COVID-19 season.
01.06.21 - Governor Northam Announces New Steps to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
COVID-19 in Virginia Map and case count UPDATED DAILY at 10AM
Governor Ralph Northam announced new actions to support the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution program and accelerate the pace of vaccinations across Virginia. Learn more.
11.13.20 - Governor Northam Announces New Statewide Measures to Contain COVID-19
As COVID-19 surges in states across the country, Governor Ralph Northam announced new actions to mitigate the spread of the virus in Virginia. While the Commonwealth’s case count per capita and positivity rate remain comparatively low, all five health regions are experiencing increases in new COVID-19 cases, positive tests, and hospitalizations. Learn more.
COVIDWISE Exposure Notification App to Help Contain COVID-19
Governor Ralph Northam announced the launch of COVIDWISE, an innovative exposure notification app that will alert users if they have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. Virginia is the first state in the country to design a COVID-19 app using Bluetooth Low Energy technology developed by Apple and Google, which does not rely on personal information or location data. Users opt-in to download and utilize the free app. Learn more.
Commonwealth Deploys Artificial Intelligence-Powered Online Tool to Help Virginians Self-Screen for COVID-19
Governor Ralph Northam announced that Virginians can now use COVIDCheck, a new online risk-assessment tool to check their symptoms and connect with the appropriate health care resource, including COVID-19 testing. Learn more.
Governor Northam Launches COVID-19 Housing Issues Website
Governor Northam announced that his administration has launched a website of resources, "Stay Home Virginia," in partnership with the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The website is a consolidation of many useful tools, helpful information, and resources for renters, homeowners, landlords, and those experiencing homelessness. Summaries of both the federal and state protections are also outlined. Learn more.
Common Websites to Visit Often
Virginia Department of Health-Thomas Jefferson Health District
Blue Ridge Health District COVID-19 Hotline:
434-972-6261 - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday
Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus (COVID-19)
World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Myth-Busters
CAAR is developing tools for members success during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
January 2021 - Are REALTORS considered essential in regards to the vaccine roll out?
Real estate licensees does not qualify as Frontline Essential Workers or Other Essential Workers. The Governor did stress that he is encouraging localities who are administering the vaccinations to do so in a manner that makes sense and gets as many individuals vaccinated as quickly as possible. He said multiple times that the guidelines were flexible and encouraged the localities to exercise discretion in determining how to apply the guidelines.
December 2020 - CAAR's Position on Holding Open Houses
CAAR REALTOR® Online Store - Curbside Pick-Up Update
We are offering curbside pick-up by you or a designated representative on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - Noon. Please note items must be ordered online only - the CAAR office is not open to browse and shop. See below for how to purchase and stay in compliance with social distancing requirements.
How to Search, Order Online & Pick-Up:
- Use the Product Categories drop down to filter your search for specific item by Category or type a keyword in search box, (ex: mask or shoe).
You cannot use both search types at once. (let page load)
- Use page numbers, along bottom of screen, to browse all store products. Item will say if it is sold out.
- Select items to add to cart, view cart, update quantity as needed, and pay.
- Limit of (2) lockboxes per person/office.
- Limit of (1) 5-pack face mask per person.
Once paid, an email will be automatically sent to staff to prepare your order to be ready for curbside pick- up.
Knock on door when you arrive to pickup and you will be greeted at the door with your item(s).
Coronavirus Guidance for REALTORS®
The Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan program
"Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act" or CARES Act
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
CRS Webinar link for SBA Loan Guidance
Virginia Association of REALTORS® Coronavirus resources
Members TeleHealth Reopening Calls for Caution Navigating the Economy & Housing Market Through COVID-19 Buying & Selling a Home in this Pandemic Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTORS - showings guidelines, etc. On Common Ground: Reinventing How Communities Work
Coronavirus Resource Page
NAR COVID-19 Resources Webinar
As Forbearance Requests Rise, NAR Dispels Myths
NAR COVID-19 Resources for Property Owners
NAR Guidance for Commercial Real Estate C2EX Webinars Virginia Department of Health Press Releases
City of Charlottesville
Sentara Martha Jefferson
University of Virginia
Dept. of Professional & Occupational Regulation (DPOR) Temporary Waiver of Regulations to Extend Validity of Expired Licenses, Certifications and Other Authorizations
Temporary Waiver of Regulations that Prohibit or Limit Online, Electronic, or Distance Theoretical Instruction