March 23, 2020
To Our InterNACHI® Members, Visitors & Friends:
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, we want to let everyone know what InterNACHI® is doing to address it during this challenging time.
First, be assured that it’s business as usual for all online activity. Members can take all online courses and exams and download documents and logos, and all registered users can post to our online forum as they have always been able to do. Our entire staff is working remotely for now, so if you have any issues you need assistance with, you will still be able to reach live help, although you may experience a slight delay.
Second, in adherence to new government guidelines for social distancing and stay-at-home directives, we’re postponing live training at both our House of Horrors® locations in Boulder, Colorado, and Weston, Florida, at least through the month of April. We’ll keep everyone updated as to new dates and/or extended postponements as they are developed. Check out the InterNACHI® Community Forum and our What’s New page for discussions and updates.
Lastly, we want everyone to be safe. As home inspectors, you’re on the front lines of dealing with a variety of people who are pressed for time, and you won’t necessarily be able to reschedule appointments. Although many jurisdictions are requiring non-essential service providers to temporarily close, that directive likely does not apply to home inspectors, who are charged with locating and reporting health and safety hazards in homes. That’s why InterNACHI® has just released its COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Home Inspectors Course. It’s free and open to all inspectors – not just InterNACHI® members. (Read our press release about the new course.) You can also register for a free webinar related to the course, which will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
Additionally, we encourage you to read How Home Inspectors Can Protect Themselves from Viruses, Inspector Safety Equipment & PPE, and 10 Things Inspectors Can Do on a Day with No Inspections, as well as a thought-provoking essay by our founder on the economics of this current disruption. InterNACHI® has many other informative articles in its online Library of Inspection Articles.
And here are some common-sense precautions we recommend you take while you’re working:
As always, InterNACHI® is here to help, so let us know what you need by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Take care of yourselves and your families, and remember that we’re all in this together!
Nick Gromicko, Founder
Chris Morrell, CEO
Ben Gromicko, COO