CDPH: Open Houses Now Allowed Under Specific Safety Guidelines

Updated: May 14

The California Dept. of Public Health has just updated its guidance on open houses, and further updates are pending. The following is now on live on the COVID-19.ca.gov website. C.A.R. will be providing more details regarding this guidance so that REALTORS® are in full compliance, but the following is the current information on the California State official website:

Shown properties, like open houses – effective immediately

In-person showings of properties, like open houses, are permitted and must follow the indoor gatherings capacity limits in the CDPH gatherings guidance. Check the Attendance section of the gatherings guidance for the capacity limits for each tier.

People who feel sick or have COVID-19 symptoms are not permitted to attend. Physical distancing between different households must be maintained, and hand sanitizer should be made available. Face coverings are required. See the CDPH guidance for the use of face coverings for complete details and exceptions. All other restrictions in the real estate guidance remain in place.


Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for the real estate industry PDF in your workplace to show customers and employees that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for business.


Now you can view C.A.R.'s updated Quick Guide to Open Houses and Showings

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