GLAR COVID-19 Information & Resources

GLAR continues to monitor the communications and recommendations from government and health organizations in an effort to do our part to help decrease the spread of COVID-19.  The health and safety of our members, employees, and their families remains the first priority of our leadership team.

Click here for daily actions and executive orders taken by the Governor.


Effective 8/25/2021 – GLAR Mask Policy
It is the goal of the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors (“GLAR”) to provide a safe and healthy
work environment. Doing so requires the cooperation and active participation of everyone in the
office. Due to COVID-19, face coverings, which cover the nose and mouth, must be worn while
in the office except as set forth in the GLAR Mask Policy. Based upon guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wearing a face covering remains a requirement while in the office even if you have been fully vaccinated except in the circumstances set forth in this policy.

8/9/2021 GLAR ANNOUNCES RETURN TO MASKS:
Mask Update for GLAR
As the COVID pandemic evolves, our community is experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases with many of our counties back in the red zone. To protect our members, employees, and their families, our Board of Directors is reinstating the use of face masks at the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® headquarters beginning Monday, August 9, 2021.   Read more.

6/11/2021 KENTUCKY MASK MANDATE ENDS
GLAR returns to normal business operations.  Read the announcement here.

4/27/2021 GLAR ANNOUNCEMENT:
Limits Continue on ShowingTime Scheduling  – At their April 2021 meeting, the GLAR Board of Directors approved a motion to continue limits on ShowingTime scheduling, preventing overlapping showings until September 1, 2021.

01/04/2021 GLAR ANNOUNCEMENT:
As of January 4, 2021, the Association office will be open on a limited basis ONLY to members who are attending in-person classes and committee meetings or shopping in the Realtor® Store. All other member services will continue to be offered remotely by our staff either by phone or email, Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. We encourage members if possible to place their store orders online, by phone or email, however, the Realtor® Store will be open with only 1 (one) shopper permitted in the store at a time. The Member Lounge will remain closed until further notice per the Governor’s order to keep common areas closed.

Anyone entering the building will be required to wear a face mask, have their temperature checked, and practice social distancing guidelines.  Any person with a temperature of 99 degrees or above will not be permitted further entry. Read full limited re-opening guidelines here.

05/13/2021- Executive Order: Gov. Bershear updates mask mandate following new CDC guidelines
04/27/2021 – GLAR BOD acts to continue limits on ShowingTime scheduling, preventing overlapping showings until September 1, 2021. (Posted in May 3, 2021 Realtor Direct)
03/10/2021 – New American Rescue Plan Act Summary
01/04/2021 – GLAR Limited Re-Opening Guidelines for Members
12/21/2020 – New Covid Relief Package Includes Help for Business and Property Owners.
11/20/2020 – KREC Legal Counsel Releases Guidance on New Executive Orders
11/19/2020 – GLAR Changes Operations Amid New Restrictions – Effective Nov. 23, 2020
10/28/2020 – Updated Limited Opening Guidelines for Members
10/09/2020 – New PPP Forgiveness Form for Small Loans
07/01/2020 – GLAR Phase 1 – Limited Reopening
04/27/2020 – GLAR and LBAR Unemployment Webinar for Members
04/13/2020 – IRS Extends Tax Deadlines
03/27/2020 – Kentucky Real Estate Authority (KREA) Issues FAQ for Executive Order
03/27/2020 – President signs CARE Act Stimulus into Law – What is Means for REALTORS
03/26/2020 – Open House Feature Temporarily Disabled on MLS
03/25/2020 – Executive Order:  Real Estate is a Life-Sustaining Business
03/23/2020 – Special Edition REALTOR Direct – COVID-19
03/20/2020 – New Optional COVID-19 Addendum Available
03/17/2020 – GLAR Alters Business Operations Amid COVID-19 Concerns (updated 3/25/2020)

 

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RIGHT TOOLS, RIGHT NOW
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LOCAL RESOURCES

GLAR Optional COVID-19 Addendum Available
GLAR has developed a new optional COVID-19 Addendum form for our members to use to address situations that arise with your transactions during this impacted time.  Watch this helpful video.
View COVID-19 Addendum

Kentucky Realtors® has also developed a COVID-19 Addendum.  You may use whichever form best suits your needs.  Watch Kentucky Realtors® Attorney, Jason Vaughn, explains their form here.

Gov. Bershear’s TEAM Kentucky COVID-19 Page
Click here for the latest information on the novel coronavirus in Kentucky.
Healthy At Work – Reopening Kentucky page

Eviction Waiver
View eviction waiver here.

Unemployment Expanded to Self-Employed and Independent Contractors
Visit the Kentucky Career Center to learn more and file a claim.

KYR COVID-19 Resources
Kentucky REALTORS COVID-19 resources for members.


NATIONAL RESOURCES


CDC Guidelines
Click here to read COVID guidelines from the Center for Disease Control

Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTORS
NAR continues to update its coronavirus guide for REALTORS®.

Fair Housing Compliance during COVID-19
New guide available from NAR.

NAR’s REALTOR Resiliency ReportView here.

Share with Clients: Protect Your Investment Brochure

NAR’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Guide for Members

COVID-19 and Code of Ethics
One area with the potential for confusion is understanding how the layers of regulations and stay-at-home orders intersect—or don’t—with NAR’s Code of Ethics.  Read More

Transaction Guide During COVID-19
NAR has created guidance for transactions for Listed Properties, Properties in Escrow, and Leased Properties.

SBA CARES Act FAQ
NAR has created an FAQ to help members navigate the CARES Act.

FAQ for Mortgage Finance
Review this FAQ for those provisions and actions that are designed to address homebuying, homeowner/landlord, and personal finance issues.

Brokerage Preparedness Plan
Sample Preparedness Plan – a step-by-step plan for communicating about a COVID-19 case in your brokerage.

NAR Financial Wellness Center
Free webinars for members’ financial health.

NAR Advocacy for COVID-19 Relief
Read what NAR is doing to advocate for COVID-19 relief for small businesses, employers and the self-employed workforce.

Guide to Stimulus Benefits for REALTORS
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a historic $2.2 trillion COVID-19 rescue package on 3/27/20.  NAR has compiled a comprehensive guide to all benefits for REALTORS®

Coronavirus Resources for Property Owners
For members to share with property owner clients: An NAR resource lists assistance for property owners by federal agencies, banks, mortgage loan servicers, and others during the COVID-19 crisis.