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  • December 30, 2021

    Expiration of COVID-19 Immunity Law

    Written by: George Greatrex, Jr., Esq.

    The law providing immunity to common interest communities in New Jersey from COVID-19 civil damages is set to expire on January 1, 2022 (12:01am). Unfortunately, it appears that efforts to legislatively extend that immunity protection for another year have not been successful, therefore the law will likely expire in a few days as scheduled.

    In light of this, and also in light of the increasing rates of infection from the Omicron variant here in New Jersey and across the country, it is recommended that all common interest communities in New Jersey quickly discuss and decide whether to keep their amenities and recreational facilities open, and if so, what steps should be taken to address the uninsured exposure to civil claims stemming from exposure to the virus on Association property.

    If you have questions about this notice, please contact the lawyers in the Community Associations Practice Group at Hill Wallack LLP.

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