What does the Centers for Disease Control’s new guidance mean for Realtors®?
For starters, you should know that it is guidance – not a mandate – so this new approach doesn’t automatically require changing anything you’re doing. However, the CDC is recommending that everyone, whether they have been vaccinated or not, wear masks in most indoor spaces in areas of the country where there is high or substantial community transmission. This is determined by the number of new cases per 100,000 residents and the percent of COVID tests that are positive over the past week.
The CDC has an interactive map showing which counties fall under those guidelines. As of this writing, there are seven in Pennsylvania, but the numbers are consistently being updated.
Though this isn’t a mandate, I would still encourage you to be respectful and look out for all of our colleagues and clients. As a reminder, a seller can require that anyone visiting the home wear a mask and all buyers and agents must comply with their request. We must continue to be the professionals that set a good example by representing our Realtor® brand.