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Lawrence Board of REALTORS® Covid-19 Alert:

Masks, COVID, and Showings:

Brokers:

  • Brokers are encouraged to follow the guidelines offered by the Douglas County Health Department.
  • Brokers may have policies that are more restrictive than the current guideline of the local health department, but not less restrictive.

Agents:

  • Most Importantly – Showing Agents must follow showing instructions when showing properties from the MLS. If the showing instructions require a mask to be worn, then everyone at the showing must wear a mask.
  • Listing Agents may have Showing Instructions related to COVID, as directed by the Seller, that is more restrictive than the current guidelines of the local health department, but not less restrictive.
  • Buyer’s Agents may create guidelines for their interactions with their clients that are more restrictive than the current guideline of the local health department, but not less restrictive.
  • Agents are encouraged to check with their Individual Broker for any COVID-related office policies.

The LBOR will continue to follow the guidelines of the CDC and the Douglas County Health Department.

  • As of June 1, 2021, all meetings are now being held in person at the LBOR Office.
  • As of July 27, 2021, Consistent with the recommendations of the CDC and Douglas County Public Health, mask-wearing is required inside the LBOR Office.
  • Social distancing will remain in effect for meetings.
  • For those who prefer to attend meetings virtually, a hybrid/virtual option will be provided.
  • The LBOR office is open M-F between 8 am – 4 pm.

LBOR Office Guidelines:

The health and safety of our members and staff are our highest priority. LBOR/LMLS Staff are on-site at the LBOR Office and are available during business hours 8 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday. Masks are required for visitors to the LBOR building and are available at each door if needed. Please be assured that all member services are available without interruption.

Members are encouraged to contact us for assistance via phone and/or email:

  • DeBarre Johnson: Member Services Coordinator - DeBarre@LawrenceRealtor.com
  • Laura Watkins, MLS Administrator - Laura@LawrenceRealtor.com
  • Rob Hulse, Executive Vice-President - Rob@LawrenceRealtor.com

Office Phone Line – 785-842-1843.

As a reminder, all LBOR classes, meetings, and events are currently being held in person. Virtual options for attendance are offered prior to each class and/or meeting. LBOR Leadership will evaluate the status of future classes, meetings, and events monthly. Please follow the published calendars available on the Paragon homepage, or the events calendar.

The following resources are available with COVID-19 Guidelines that can be helpful during this time:

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates:

August 21, 2021: Douglas Count Health issues Local Public Health Order for ages 2-11 requiring masks in indoor spaces. 

July 27, 2021: CDC and Douglas County Public Health issue recommendations for mask-wearing indoors for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. 

Governor issues Executive Order 20-61: The order temporarily prohibits initiating any new mortgage foreclosure as well as any commercial or residential eviction efforts or judicial proceedings due to financial hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The order is in effect until September 15, 2020. The Governor stated that this was necessary due to the lack of relief being provided by Congress and that she would let the order expire as soon as they act on a relief package.  

The order does not impact any eviction and foreclosure proceeding that was filed before the effective date of the order (August 17, 2020). In addition, the order only prohibits evictions or foreclosures that are specifically a result of a financial hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This type of financial hardship is defined as (1) an individual or family suffers a significant loss of income, significant increase in necessary expenses, or inability to work as a direct or indirect result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) the individual's or family's financial resources are depleted to the extent that making mortgage or rent payments would leave them unable to purchase food, medicine, or other goods, supplies, or services necessary to their health and safety.


Governor issues Re-Open Plan; May 4, 2020; Ad Astra: A Plan to re-open Kansas (pdf)

Governor issues Executive Order 20-20: related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) establishing process for remote notary services.

Governor issues Executive Order 20-19: related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) to extend real estate license renewal deadlines 90 days beyond termination date.

Governor Issues "Stay at Home" order - extended through May 3, 2020: Real Estate Services are considered essential - to view the executive order, click here. For more information, click here.

Douglas County Health Officer issues ‘Stay at Home’ order thru April 23rd: This order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24th, 2020. ‘Stay at Home’ order (pdf)

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