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MLTA TOWNHALL 4/9/20 – CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Cornelia Horner, CMP, Chief Operating Officer, American Land Title Association – National ALTA Update COVID 19
Stewart Sanders, Newaygo Register of Deeds, President, MARD – Michigan Association Register of Deeds Update
Patti Tremblay, Lobbyist, Michigan Land Title Association – Michigan Update
ESSENTIAL SERVICE CLARIFICATION/BULLETINS
Conducting Business in Uncertain Times
2 p.m. ET Wednesday, April 1st http://bit.ly/CBIUT
Join October Research for the complimentary Conduct Business in Uncertain Times webinar April 1st. Three title leaders will update you on business preparedness as the industry & the world changes day by day. Keep your employees & clients safe & your business thriving. Sign up today! http://bit.ly/CBIUT #FreeWebinar
COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that has infected more than 142,000 individuals in 134 countries, causing the World Health Organization (WHO) to classify this outbreak as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Anyone experiencing emergency signs such as difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or bluish lips or face should immediately seek medical attention.
UPDATE: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that for the next eight weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the U.S.
Resources from ALTA
Visitor Health Screening Questionnaires: The NNA has developed health screening forms for the signing agent and borrower in order to protect all parties during a closing.
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan: Having a business continuity plan is essential to keeping an operation going following any type of disaster or crisis.
SECURE Notarization Act: ALTA is working with other trade associations and industry partners to support an effort to pass the Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic Notarization Act of 2020 (SECURE Notarization Act). This legislation takes a two-prong approach to continue and expand access to remote online notary (RON). First, it permits immediate nationwide use of RON, with minimum standards. Second, it provides certainty for the interstate recognition of RON. The SECURE Notarization Act builds on ongoing efforts of lawmakers to promote remote transaction options for consumers. Get more information about the Act at alta.org/RON.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: This bill would create emergency paid sick leave, as well as paid family leave in the case of school closures, for working families impacted by COVID-19. Click here for FAQs.
Watch for Fraud
Cybersecurity researchers have identified a growing number of phishing scams in which fraudsters are using the coronavirus to entice victims. With more employees working remotely, make sure your company is following best practices to protect its data and money.
Financial Help for Small Businesses
The U.S. Small Business Administration provides several loan for small businesses to utilize when operating their business.
Click here to check out the various loan options