County Emergency Executive Orders & Property Management FAQs
This is a recent development, and more information will be provided as it is made available. As always, please consult with your corporate office and general counsel on workplace safety, protocols, and procedures related to after hours or emergency maintenance. AAGO does not provide legal advice and the following should not be construed as such.
Osceola County Face Coverings Mandate- On Friday, April 10th, Osceola County issued an Executive Order requiring every person working, living, visiting or doing business in Osceola County to wear a cloth facial covering in any public place. The facial covering must adhere to CDC guidelines.
Exceptions to this Executive Order include:
- Persons under the age of two,
- Persons for whom a facial covering would cause impairment due to an existing/underlying health condition,
- Persons working in professions who do not have any face-to-face interactions with the public; and
- Persons exercising while adhering to CDC social distancing guidelines.
Stay-at-Home Orders & Emergency Maintenance
On March 20th, 2020 Orange County & Osceola County issued countywide curfews beginning at 11:00 PM on Friday, March 20th. The curfew hours are 11:00 PM - 5:00 AM daily in an effort to limit social contact and combat community spread of COVID19.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) under the Department of Homeland security released guidance intended to assist state and local governments in prioritizing activities and the continuity of service, as it pertains to workers/professions deemed critical.
Can maintenance professionals still perform emergency maintenance during a curfew?
- Yes, while still following standard safety procedures and protocols for emergency calls. (As defined by your company or community.)
If requested by authorities (Sheriff's Office charged with enforcement curfews), maintenance professionals or onsite teams site should...
- Travel directly to and from the source of the emergency call. (i.e. Not make additional unrelated stops)
- Be able to provide official company issued and government-issued forms of identification to law enforcement.
- Articulate the nature of the emergency service call, the address of the emergency work order, and if possible produce a work order/service request for their review.
We have been assured that the intent of the curfew is to curtail non-essential travel and social interaction in an effort to curb the spread of COVID19. This situation is evolving - please check by for more details as they are made available.