David Berkey is a Partner at Gallet Dreyer & Berkey. For more than thirty years, David has been a trusted advisor to numerous cooperative and condominium boards, banks, insurance companies and individuals. He counsels his loyal clients regarding all issues pertaining to co-op and condo law, prepares their various contracts, handles their transactions and litigates their claims.
We tell them they should let people know if there is a case, but don’t identify the person that is infected. It's not appropriate to be taking drastic steps like that. First of all you can’t begin eviction proceedings. And just because someone is ill, that isn't a lease violation. In other cases, such disclosures become a public health necessity. If a building employee gets the virus, the landlord should immediately notify every occupant who may have had contact with them.21 September 2021