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 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.

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,

AI Seattle | March 27, 2020 | Message from Stan Sidor, Seattle Chapter President

This is such a fluid situation and new resources and opinions are being posted on a daily basis. See Message from Stan Sidor with helpful links and tools to help you navigate this unprecedented time. CLICK HERE

AI National | March 27, 2020 | LDAC 2020 Postponed to October 26-28

Over the past several weeks, the LDAC Planning Committee and AI staff have been at work planning for LDAC while closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the guidance being provided by the CDC, WHO and others with the hope of being able to hold LDAC 2020 as scheduled in May.  In recent days this monitoring has led us to actively explore all of our options related to conducting LDAC. Today I inform you that we have made the difficult, but necessary, decision to postpone LDAC 2020 to Monday, October 26 – Wednesday, October 28, 2020. The location remains the same at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall.

AI Seattle | March 24, 2020 | Governor Inslee Proclamation

AI National | March 20, 2020 | Testing update

PearsonVUE Testing Centers Closed | PearsonVUE has closed their domestic testing centers until April 16, or whenever conditions are deemed safe to re-open. AI has notified all Candidates for Designation scheduled to sit for the April Comprehensive Examination window. Candidates with questions should reach out to  

For education online exams, synchronous exams, challenges and re-exams, if an individual has an expiration deadline between now and April 30, we have granted students free extensions until August 31, 2020 in which to reschedule examinations. All individuals affected have been notified. We will continue to monitor the situation this spring and summer and will extend the date if further conditions warrant.

AI Seattle | March 19, 2020 |Letter to the Governor – Request from Stan Sidor, Seattle Chapter President

I was contacted by a peer who shared that their firm is reaching out to Governor Inslee in the event that a mandatory “shelter in place” or “limited/no travel” decree be implemented. The goal is to allow for our profession to continue to work while respecting social distancing.


Governor Inslee’s Office

Appraisal Institute helpful guiding principles in the Aftermath of a Disaster

The Appraisal Institute has published Guide Note 10, Appraising in the Aftermath of a Disaster, and Guide Note 12, Analyzing Market Trends. These two Guide Notes, which can be found on the Appraisal Institute’s web site, provide helpful guiding principles.

AI National | March 17, 2020 | Industry News | Coronavirus

As the Appraisal Institute continues to monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, AI is taking seriously the health, safety and well-being of its professionals, customers and staff during the coronavirus pandemic. In this fluid environment, the Appraisal Institute encourages its professionals to remain aware of developments and resources offered by health professionals and public health organizations and to respond accordingly. Additionally, here is some guidance cultivated by AI Professional Practice staff: 


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