COVID-19

MARD has been maintaining a list of ROD hours of operation.  You can access that list here.

 

GOVERNOR WHITMER EXECUTIVE ORDERS

 

4/28/20 Important Message from the President and President-Elect

MLTA, MARD, MBA & CBOFM Press Release “Open for Business” 4.23.20

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

Bulletin 2020-11-BT_CF_CU Essential Financial Services COVID-19[1]

Bulletin 2020-12-INS – Executive Order 2020-21_ Essential Insurance Services

MLTA EMAIL 3.23.20 ON EO 2020-21

 

On March 20, 2020, MLTA sent the following letter to Governor Whitmer and Legislative Leadership asking for MLTA members to be considered an Essential Business Industry in case of Shelter in Place. MLTA – Essential Business-Industry Governor Whitmer 3.20.20

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

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.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Michigan Department of Community Health Coronavirus Link

Resources from ALTA

ALTA COVID 19 Update video

Version 2.0 – CISA Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers…

Title, Settlement Companies Develop Safe Closing Protocols

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.

Signing agent

Borrower

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.

Common Issues Your Business May Encounter

Keep Your Workplace Safe

Keep Commercial Establishments Safe

Legislation

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.

ALTA Best Practices

Information Security Resources

What Is Multifactor Authentication?

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