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State Government Actions Regarding COVID-19 Impacting Community Associations (updated 8/31/21)

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​Click on a state to see the government actions taken as a result of COVID-19.

  • Red states have mandatory indoor mask requirements for everyone     
  • Yellow states have mandatory indoor mask requirements for unvaccinated people
  • Blue states have no restrictions



For more information about the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) that will be administered by the states, click here.

Click to download a PDF of the State Government Actions.

 

COVID-19 Legislative Priorities: View resources including model language, survey results, current related-state statutes, and email templates to help communities during the pandemic.

Topics include: ​Limited liability, Electronic voting & virtual meetings, Emergency powers, Housing Assistance Funds, and Priority lien.

  

  State

Participating in the Homeowner​ Assistance Fund (HAF)?

​Face Masks Mandatory?

​Foreclosures or Evictions
Suspended?

CDC Ban on Residential Evictions

*The federal government suspended all foreclosures and evictions on Fannie/Freddie/FHA/VA backed mortgages (approximately 75% of all U.S. mortgages) until July 31, 2021.

Alabama

Emergency Declaration 3/13/20 - 7/16/21
Stay At Home Order 4/4/20 - 4/30/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Limited liability law - SB 30

Yes -  apply online
​No, it was mandated from July 15, 2020 - March 5, 2021 

Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions resumed May 16, 2020*

Alaska

Emergency Declaration 3/11/20 - 4/30/21
Stay At Home Order 3/28/20 - 4/21/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes

Drafting plan

Recommended

Bank mortgage and assessment lien foreclosures resumed July 2, 2020*

Evictions resumed July 2, 2020* 

Arizona

Emergency Declaration issued 3/11/20
Stay At Home Order 3/31/20 - 5/15/20 
Phased Reopening Plan
Limited Liability law - SB1377

Yes
Drafting plan

​No, it was lifted for employees and customers of some businesses on March 25, 2021.

​Bank mortgage foreclosures resumed May 27, 2020*

Evictions resumed Nov. 1, 2020 *

Arkansas

Emergency Declaration issued 3/11/20
No Stay At Home Order Issued
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes

Drafting plan

​​No, it was mandated from July 20, 2020 - March 31, 2021

A new state law bars local governments from imposing mask mandates.​​

Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions resumed July 26, 2020*

California

Emergency Declaration issued 3/4/20
Stay At Home Order3/19/20 - further notice
Regional Stay Home Order - issued 12/3/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes

Drafting plan

​Yes as of June 18, 2020 for unvaccinated people.

Los Angeles County, San Francisco and surrounding Bay Area counties, and Sacramento City require masks regardless of vaccination status.

Bank mortgage foreclosures resumed Feb. 1, 2021*

Evictions suspended until                Sept. 30, 2021 under new law

Colorado

Emergency Declaration 3/11/20 - 7/8/21
Stay At Home Order 3/16/20 - 4/26/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes

Drafting plan


No, it was mandated from July 17, 2020 - May 14, 2021 

Bank mortgage and assessment lien foreclosures resumed June 14, 2020*
Evictions resumed June 14, 2020*

Connecticut

Emergency Declaration issued 3/10/20
Stay At Home Order 3/23/20 - 5/20/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes
Initial pilot round
​Yes as of April 20, 2020 for unvaccinated people.

The cities of New Haven and Hartford mandate masks for all people.​

Bank mortgage and assessment lien foreclosures resumed June 7, 2020*

Evictions resumed Jan. 1, 2020*

Delaware

Emergency Declaration 3/12/20 - 7/12/21
Stay At Home Order 3/24/20 - 5/31/20 
Phased Reopening Plan

Yes

Drafting plan

No, it was mandated from  April 28, 2020 - May 21, 2021

Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions suspended - Courts will determine if  court-supervised mediation or alternative dispute resolution will help

District of Columbia

Emergency Declaration issued 3/11/20
Stay At Home Order 3/25/20 - 5/29/20 
Phased Reopening Plan

Inquire with state agency:

 

District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development

www.dhcd.dc.gov

Yes, from July 23, 2020

As of July 31, 2021 masks required regardless of vaccination status.

Includes common areas of community associations 

Bank mortgage and assessment lien foreclosures deferred up to 90 days after state of emergency​

Evictions suspended until 30 days after state of emergency

Florida

Emergency Declaration issued 3/1/20 - 6/26/21
Stay At Home Order 4/2/20 - 4/30/20
Phased Reopening Plan
- Emergency powers for condominium and cooperatives enacted

Limited liability law - SB 72

Yes
Drafting plan

     

Recommended

Executive Order issued May 3, 2021​ bars local mask mandates.

Foreclosures resumed Oct. 2, 2020*

Evictions resumed Oct. 2, 2020*

Georgia

Emergency Declaration 3/14/20 - 7/1/21
Stay At Home Order 4/3/20 - 4/30/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Limited liability law -Act 588

Yes

Drafting plan


Recommended

Atlanta reinstated mask requirements July 29, 2021

Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions not suspended*

Hawaii

Emergency Proclamation issued 3/4/20
Stay At Home Order 3/25/20 - 5/31/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes

Drafting plan

​Yes as of April 20, 2020

Foreclosures not suspended*

Eviction resumed Nov. 1, 2020*

Idaho

Emergency Proclamation issued 3/13/20
Stay At Home Order 3/25/20 - 4/30/20
Phased Reopening Plan

Limited Liability Law - HB 6

Inquire with state agency:

Idaho Housing and Finance Association

www.idahohousing.com


Recommended

Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions resumed May 2*

Illinois

Emergency Declaration issued 3/9/20
Stay At Home Order 3/21/20 - 5/30/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes

Drafting plan


​Yes, it was mandated from May 1, 2020 - May 28, 2021

And reinstated Aug. 30, 2021​

Foreclosures not suspended*

Eviction suspended until Aug. 31, 2021 *end date extension

Indiana

Emergency Declaration issued 3/6/20
Stay At Home Order 3/24/20 - 5/1/20
Phased Reopening Plan

Limited liability law -SB 1

Yes

Drafting plan

    

​No, it was mandated from July 23, 2020 - March 31, 2021

Foreclosures resumed Aug. 15, 2020*

Evictions resumed  Aug. 15, 2020*

Iowa

Emergency Proclamation issued 3/9/20
Didn't have a Stay At Home Order
Phased Reopening Plan
Limited liability law - S 2338
Yes

Drafting plan


​No, it was mandated from Nov. 11, 2020 - Feb. 6, 2021

Governor's office states that local mandates are illegal and unenforceable.

Foreclosures resumed May 28, 2020*​

Evictions resumed May 28, 2020*

Kansas

Emergency Proclamation 3/12/20 - 6/15/21
Stay At Home Order 3/30/20 - 5/3/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Limited liability law -  HB 2016
Yes

Drafting plan

No, it was revoked April 1, 2021

Bank mortgage foreclosures suspended until end of state of emergency (currently March 31, 2021)

Evictions resumed Sept. 16, 2020*

Kentucky

Emergency Declaration issued 3/6/20
Stay At Home Order 3/26/20 - further notice
Phased Reopening Plan
Limited liability law - SB 5
Yes

Drafting plan

​No, it was mandated from May 11, 2020 - June 11, 2021

Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions resumed Aug. 26, 2020*

Louisiana

Emergency Proclamation issued 3/9/20 - 11/6/20
Stay At Home Order 3/23/20 - 12/4/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Limited liability law - HB 826
Yes

Drafting plan

Yes, it was mandated from July 13, 2020 - March 31, 2021

and reinstated Aug. 4, 2021

​Foreclosures resumed June 6, 2020*

Evictions resumed  June 16, 2020*

Maine

Emergency Proclamation 3/15/20 - 6/30/21
Stay At Home Order 4/2/20 - 5/31/20 
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes

Drafting plan

​No, it was mandated from May 1, 2020 - May 24, 2021

Foreclosures resumed May 31, 2020*

​Evictions resumed May 31, 2020*

Maryland

Emergency Proclamation 3/5/20 - 7/1/21
Stay At Home Order 3/30/20 - 5/15/20
Phased Reopening Plan
-Interpretive Guidance
-Reopening of businesses
Yes

Drafting plan

​No, it was mandated from April 18, 2020 - May 15, 2021

Baltimore and Montgomery County require masks regardless of vaccination status.

Foreclosures resumed for borrowers informed or their forbearance rights  July 26, 2020*

Evictions resumed July 26, 2020*

Massachusetts

Emergency Declaration 3/10/20 - 6/15/21
Stay At Home Order 3/24/20 - 5/18/20
Phased Reopening Plan

Yes

Drafting plan

​No, it was mandated from May 6, 2020 - May 29, 2021

Boston reinstated a mask mandate regardless of vaccination status Aug. 20, 2021

Bank mortgage foreclosures resumed Oct. 18, 2020*

Evictions resumed Oct. 18, 2020*

Michigan

Emergency Declaration 3/10/20 - 10/12/20
Stay At Home Order 3/24/20-6/12/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Limited liability law - HB 6030

Yes

Drafting plan

 

​No, it was mandated from June 18, 2020 - April 19, 2021

Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions resumed July 16, 2020*

  State

​Homeowner Assistance Fund?

​Face Masks Mandatory?

​Foreclosures or Evictions
Suspended?

Minnesota

Emergency Declaration 3/13/20 - 7/1/21
Stay At Home Order 3/27/20 - 5/18/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes

Drafting plan

​No, it was mandated from July 25, 2020 to May 15, 2021

              

Bank mortgage foreclosures suspended via an Executive Order

Evictions resumed  Sept. 12, 2020*

Mississippi

Emergency Declaration issued 3/14/20 
Stay At Home Order 4/3/20 - 4/27/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Limited liability law - SB 3049

​​Yes - apply online​​

No, it was mandated from  Sept. 30, 2020 - March 3, 2021

Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions resumed June 2, 2020*

Missouri

Emergency Declaration issued 3/13/20
Stay At Home Order 4/6/20 - 5/3/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes

Drafting plan

​No recommended for businesses and for the general public

St. Louis and Kansas City reinstated mask requirements regardless of vaccination status July 16 and Aug. 2, 2021

Foreclosures resumed May 16, 2020*

Evictions resumed May 16, 2020*

Montana

Emergency Declaration 3/12/20 - 6/30/21
Stay At Home Order 3/28/20 - 4/24/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Limited liability law -SB 65
Yes

Drafting plan

​No, it was mandated from July 15, 2020 - February 12, 2021

Legislation bars local mask mandates

Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions resumed May 25, 2020*

Nebraska

Emergency Declaration 3/13/20 - 6/30/21
Didn't have a Stay At Home Order
Phased Reopening Plan

Limited liability law - LB 139

​Inquire with state agency:

Nebraska Investment Finance Authority

https://www.nifa.org/


 

Recommended

An indoor mask mandate for Lancastor County was imposed Aug. 26, 2021.

Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions resumed ​ June 1, 2020*

Nevada

Emergency Declaration issued 3/12/20
Stay At Home Order 4/1/20 - 5/15/20 
Phased Reopening Plan
- Guidance from the Ombudsman to CICs
- Request for Stay on Certain Towing Operations and Fines
Limited liability law - SB 4

Yes

Drafting plan

No, it was mandated from June 24, 2020 - May 14.

It is now mandated in 12 counties (including Las Vegas and Carson City) as of July 30, 2021

​Foreclosures resumed Oct. 15, 2020*

Evictions resumed Oct. 17, 2020 *

Ombudsman's request for moratorium on foreclosures

New Hampshire

Emergency Declaration 3/13/20 - 6/12/21
Stay At Home Order 3/27/20 - 5/31/20 
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes

Drafting plan

​No, it was mandated from Nov. 20, 2020 - March 26, 2021

Foreclosures resumed July 2, 2020*

Evictions resumed  July 2, 2020*

New Jersey

Emergency Declaration 3/9/20 - 6/4/21
Stay At Home Order 3/21/20 - 6/9/20
Phased Reopening Plan
CAI New Jersey Legislative Action Committee response
Yes

Drafting plan

​No, it was mandated from April 8, 2020 - May 28, 2021

Bank mortgage foreclosures suspended until two months after State of Emergency

Evictions ​suspended

New Mexico

Emergency Declaration issued 3/11/20 
Stay At Home Order 3/24/20 - 5/31/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes - applications are being accepted
​Yes, the mask mandate was reinstated Aug. 20, 2021​

Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions suspended as NM Supreme Court paused

New York

Emergency Declaration 3/7/20 - 6/24/21
Stay At Home Order 3/22/20 - 5/28/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes

Drafting plan


​No, it was mandated from  April 17, 2020 - June 24, 2021

Bank mortgage and assessment lien foreclosures suspended until                Aug. 1, 2021 (see S. 9114/A.11191 legislation)

Evictions suspended until May 1, 2021 *extended end date

North Carolina

Emergency Declaration issued 3/11/20
Stay At Home Order 3/30/20 - 5/8/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Limited liability law - HB 118
*limited liability law for pool openings
Yes

Drafting plan

     

​No, it was mandated from June 16, 2020 - May 14, 2021

City of Raleigh and counties where Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, and Ashville are located instituted a mask mandate for everyone.

Foreclosures resumed April 18, 2020*

Evictions resumed June 20, 2020*

North Dakota

Emergency Declaration 3/20/20 - 4/30/21
Didn't have a Stay At Home Order
Phased Reopening Plan

Inquire with state agency:

North Dakota Housing Finance Agency

https://www.ndhfa.org/

​No, it was mandated from Nov. 13, 2020 - Jan.18, 2021           

 

Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions resumed April 24, 2020*

Ohio

Emergency Declaration 3/9/20 - 6/18/21
Stay At Home Order 3/23/20 - 5/29/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Limited liability law - HB 606

Yes - pilot program running

 


​No, it was mandated from July 22, 2020 - June 2, 2021

Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions resumed  May 2, 2020*

Oklahoma

Emergency Declaration 3/15/20 - 5/4/20
Stay At Home Order 3/25/20 - 5/24/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Limited liability law - SB 1946
Yes

Drafting plan

​Recommended

Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions resumed May 27, 2021*

Oregon

Emergency Declaration issued 3/8/20 
Stay At Home Order 3/23/20 - further notice
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes

Drafting plan

​Yes, it was mandated from July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 and reinstated Aug. 11, 2021

​Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions resumed  July 1, 2021* (see HB 4401 legislation)

  State

​Homeowner Assistance Fund?

​Face Masks Mandatory?

​Foreclosures or Evictions
Suspended?

Pennsylvania

Emergency Declaration 3/6/20 - 11/31/20
Stay At Home Order until 6/4/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes

Drafting plan

​No, it was mandated from April 19, 2020 - June 28, 2021

Philadelphia requires masks regardless of vaccination status as of Aug. 12, 2021

Foreclosures resumed Sept. 1, 2020*

Evictions resumed Sept. 31, 2020 *

Rhode Island

Emergency Declaration issued  3/9/20
Stay At Home Order 3/28/20 - 5/8/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes

Drafting plan

    
​No, it was mandated from May 8, 2020 - July 6, 2021

Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions resumed June 2, 2021*

South Carolina

Emergency Declaration 3/13/20 - 6/6/21
Stay At Home Order 4/7/20 - 5/3/20
Phased Reopening Plan

Limited liability law - S 147

Yes

Drafting plan

​No, recommended when social distancing not feasible

May 11, 2021 Executive Order bans local mask mandates 

Foreclosures resumed May 2, 2021*

Evictions resumed May 16, 2021*

South Dakota

Emergency Declaration 3/13/20 - 9/30/21
Didn't have a Stay At Home Order
Phased Reopening Plan
Limited liability law - HB 1046

Yes - apply today!​


 

​Recommended

​Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions not suspended*

Tennessee

Emergency Declaration issued  4/9/20 
Stay At Home Order 3/31/20 - 4/30/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Limited liability law - HB 8001/SB 8002

Yes

Drafting plan

Recommended

 

Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions resumed June 2, 2021*

Texas

Emergency Declaration issued 3/13/20
Stay At Home Order 4/2/20 - 4/30/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes

Drafting plan

           

​No, it was mandated from July 3 - March 10, 2021

​Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions resumed May 19, 2020*

Utah

Emergency Declaration issued 3/16/20
Didn't have a Stay At Home Order
Phased Reopening Plan
Limited liability law - SB 3007

Inquire with state agency:

Utah Housing Corporation

https://utahhousingcorp.org/

No, it was mandated from November 9- April 10, 2021

Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions resumed  ​May 16*

Vermont

Emergency Declaration 3/13/20 - 6/30/21
Stay At Home Order 3/24/20 - 5/15/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes

Drafting plan

   

​No, it was mandated from Aug. 1, 2020 - June 14, 2021

Masks required for all on public transportation, health care and long-term facilities

Foreclosures resumed July 15, 2021* via S. 333 legislation

Evictions resumed July 15, 2021

Virginia

Emergency Declaration 3/12/20 - 6/30/21
Stay At Home Order 3/24/20 - 6/10/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes

Drafting plan

​Yes, from May 29, 2020

For fully vaccinated people, it was lifted  May 14, 2021

Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions resumed Sept. 8, 2020*

Washington State

Emergency Proclamation issued 3/11/20
Stay At Home Order 3/23/20 - 5/31/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Yes

Drafting plan

​No, it was mandated from June 26, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions suspended ​until Sept. 30, 2021 *extended end date

West Virginia

Emergency Declaration issued 3/4/20
Stay At Home Order 3/24/20 - 5/3/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Limited liability law  - SB 277

Yes
Drafting plan

​No, it was mandated from  July 6, 2020 - June 20, 2021

​Foreclosures not suspended*

Evictions resumed  June 2, 2020*

Wisconsin

Emergency Declaration 3/12/20 - 3/31/21
Stay At Home Order  3/25/20 - 5/13/20
Phased Reopening Plan
Limited liability law -A 4

Yes​
Drafting plan

​No, it was mandated between Aug. 1, 2020 - March 20, 2021


​Foreclosures resumed May 27, 2021*

Evictions resumed May 27, 2021*

Wyoming

Emergency Declaration issued 3/13/20
Stay At Home Order 3/19/20 - 5/26/20

Yes

Drafting plan

No, it was mandated between Dec. 9, 2020 - March 16, 2021

Foreclosures not suspended*
Evictions resumed Aug. 4, 2020*

  State

Homeowner Assistance Fund?

​Face Masks Mandatory?

​Foreclosures or Evictions
Suspended?