What is it?

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.

Covid-19 and Real Estate


The Protect Your Investment brochure offers guidance on working with trusted professionals like REALTORS® and housing counselors at HUD-approved agencies. The brochure also provides information about payment options offered by lenders and tips for avoiding scams. Get your pamphlet here. 

Below are some resources you may find helpful:

OAR Buyer Advisory

View OAR's buyer advisory here

OAR Seller Advisory

View OAR's seller advisory here

The Oregon Health Authority

OHA information on Covid-19