Coronavirus Updates & Resources



As you can imagine, the massive Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, has caused a stir among REALTORS® all over the country. NAR's advocacy and policy team has put together a couple of FAQ fact sheets to help our members sort through new rules and regulations.

Governor Kemp's Statewide "Shelter in Place" Order

After weeks of local jurisdictions issuing "Shelter in Place" or "Stay at Home" Orders, Governor Brian Kemp implemented a statewide "Shelter in Place" order that will cut down on confusion and hopefully keep us safe. ARA staff has put together a guide to help our members navigate these very trying times.

Status of Each County's Closures
Stay up to date with each county's closures during the Coronavirus shutdowns
Congress Passes $2 Trillion CARES Act; What it Means for REALTORS®

As the House of Representatives' on Friday passed a historic COVID-19 relief package and President Trump signed it into law, the National Association of REALTORS® published a comprehensive guide to the $2 trillion, 880-page bill educating REALTORS® on the many benefits secured by NAR.

VIDEO: ARA President Jennifer Pino and Governmental Affairs Director Aaron Johnson discuss COVID updates

ARA President Jennifer Pino and Governmental Affairs Director Aaron Johnson discuss ways ARA is working to keep our members informed and advocate for our Industry during these challenging times. #WEAREINTHISTOGETHER

A Letter from the President
A Letter regarding the current state of affairs from your 2020 ARA President, Jennifer Pino

It's difficult to find the right words to fully express our world's current situation. There is fear and uncertainty and isolation. But there is also hope and kindness and fellowship. [...] as the 2020 President of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, I am discovering the need to be more agile than ever before. The ARA Board of Directors is making critical decisions on a daily basis as this current situation rapidly evolves. At the very center of everything the ARA stands for is our membership, and your well-being is our foremost concern.

Coronavirus Emergency Legislation: What REALTORS® Need to Know

Congress has passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) providing support to American workers, families, and businesses, including the expansion of paid sick leave and family medical leave. It also includes refundable tax credits for small businesses and self-employed individuals to cover the cost of the leave.

Local Governments Impacted by Coronavirus

As businesses, schools and families are having to adjust day-to-day operations due to the Coronavirus outbreak, governments are not immune. Most all local government offices are having to alter how they do business. We are working to keep our members updated on the various changes as they happen.

State Legislature Update

It seems that not even State Government is immune to the Coronavirus. In an unprecedented move, the Georgia State Legislature went into an indefinite recess, halting all movement on legislation for the immediate future.

Atlanta Mayor Issues Moratorium on Some Evictions/Filings

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has instituted a temporary moratorium on residential evictions and filings for a period of sixty (60) days effective immediately.

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