• April 15, 2020 3:28 PM

Do service providers accessing the home to facilitate a real estate transaction need to carry a copy of their Social Distancing Protocol while in the field?

Do service providers accessing the home to facilitate a real estate transaction need to carry a copy of their Social Distancing Protocol while in the field?

Do service providers accessing the home to facilitate a real estate transaction need to carry a copy of their Social Distancing Protocol while in the field? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Generally, yes.  Each service provider must be an Essential Business and be in compliance with the Shelter in Place Order’s Social Distancing Protocol requirement to ensure the safety of the public, employees, and current / future occupants of properties that are the subject of real estate transactions during the Shelter In Place Order.  See Appendix A of the Order.

A copy of the Social Distancing Protocol should be carried while in the field because the Order requires, among other things, that all Essential Businesses implement the Social Distancing Protocol and provide evidence of its implementation to any authority enforcing the Order upon demand.  Essential businesses must post their Social Distancing Protocol at their place of business.

Employees, self-employed contractors, individual agents, REALTORS®, and similar service providers who work in the field at clients’ residences, should carry a copy of their Social Distancing Protocol in order to be able to provide it on demand to a requesting authority.

These businesses are subject to the Social Distancing Protocol and applicable State and local requirements and guidance.