Break Quarantine? Your Co-Op Board Can Sue

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Leni Cummins comments on actions that condo and co-op boards can take if their residents do not follow social distancing or quarantine advisements in The Real Deal. Although New York has barred public and private gatherings and advises anyone with COVID-19 symptoms to self-quarantine for 14 days, not every resident abides and, as a result, some buildings are attempting to take action against the misbehaviors.  
Leni recommend trying to avoid court. Instead, she recommends that boards consider imposing fines for those who violate building’s coronavirus policies.
“If the behavior has already happened, there’s nothing for the court to order. It’s moot,” she said.
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