MMH COVID-19 Policy and Procedures Update

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08/02/2021 UPDATE: Per Stewart Title Insurance Guaranty, 
The Governor by way of Executive Order 07.22.21.01 extended the statewide state of emergency for continued COVID-19 economic recovery that was declared by Executive Order 06.30.21.01 until August 29, 2021 at 11:59 P.M.  This effectively allows real-time audio-visual communication technology to be used in lieu of parties personally appearing before a notary and unofficial witness until that time as authorized under Executive Order 06.30.21.02.

 

We are pleased to be sending out some updates to our COVID-19 policies and procedures based on the current CDC guidelines.

Based on the current CDC Guidelines, those who are fully vaccinated can resume normal activities in our five office locations without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks after your second dose in the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines or two weeks after a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine.

As a result of these, we are updating our firm COVID-19 procedures based on the new CDC guidelines as follows:

  • If you are fully vaccinated, neither MMH staff nor clients need to wear a mask in our offices.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, we ask that you continue to wear a mask upon entering our offices and for the duration of your stay.
  • Our staff and attorneys have been advised to follow the lead of our clients and visitors by wearing a mask when interacting with others who have masks on regardless if they themselves have been vaccinated.  Our ultimate goal is for everyone who comes through our doors to feel safe and comfortable.
  • We will continue to follow all of the safety protocols which we have previously put in place, including cleaning closing rooms after each closing, sanitizing common areas and work spaces as well as regular hand washing.  Masks, disinfectant sprays, wipes and hand sanitizer are available throughout our offices to all staff, attorneys and guests.

An update from a Old Republic bulletin states that, “on May 28, 2021, Governor Kemp again renewed his Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency in GA.  This Order allows notaries public to perform a remote in-person notarization (RIN). The Supreme Court of Georgia renewed its Order extending the Statewide Judicial Emergency on June 7th, 2021.  The SC Order relaxed the rules of professionalism allowing attorneys to perform closings remotely via audio-visual means.  Both extensions are the fifteenth extension of the Orders.

Governor Order – Expire 08/29

If you have any additional questions, please contact our offices at info@mmhfirm.com.

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