COVID-19 Updates and Information Page

General information and guidance on COVID-19 – National Information

These resources and updates can help businesses and workers navigate the COVID-19 outbreak – Washington State Information

AI Seattle | April 6, 2020 | Update on Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation

On the evening of Thursday, April 02, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee announced a 30 day extension to his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” proclamation. This is a statewide closure of entertainment, leisure and non-essential services that will remain in effect until May 4, 2020. Read the governor’s proclamation extension.

AI Seattle | April 1, 2020 | CARES Act, Loans, Grants & SBA – Federal and Local Links

We are continuing to receive resources and information for Washington State and local agencies that are hard at work to keep you safe and connected through this difficult time. Please find useful links in this VisitSeattle.org Newsletter Link

AI Seattle | March 27, 2020 | Governor Inslee adds Real Estate and Mortgage Guidance

Governor Inslee has signed a Memo adding Real Estate and Mortgage Guidance to his Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation (20-25). Appraisals have been approved essential activities and permitted under the Proclamation following outlined restrictions and limitations. Please see Memo for more information.

Essential Business Guidance – Real Estate Memo

AI National | March 27, 2020 |Essential Letter for Chapter Use

Coronavirus Resource Page and New Form Letter for Chapter Use -The Appraisal Institute has established a Coronavirus resources page where chapters and AI professionals can find the latest information on the pandemic. This week, AI posted several documents including a chart of appraisal-related state “shelter-in-place” orders and new guidance issued by the Appraisal Subcommittee relating to state compliance and education requirements. AI also issued a letter to governors and local government officials calling for appraisal to be classified as “essential” under state and local “stay-at-home” orders. Supplementing this, we have created a form letter that chapters may use to conduct outreach to local officials who have not yet issued orders to help guide their decisions. Questions can be directed to Bill Garber, bgarber@appraisalinstitute.org.

Chapter Template Letter Re Classification of Appraisal as Essential Service-1