What is COVID-19?

Colloquially known as coronavirus, an infectious disease that causes respiratory illness with symptoms such as cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. The World Health Organization (WHO) classified coronavirus as a pandemic on March 11, 2020, resulting in sweeping public and business closures, shelter-in-place orders designed to reduce the virus’ spread, and supply shortages across the world. The pandemic hastened the adoption of eClosings to keep real estate transactions moving despite shelter-in-place and other protective health measures. (See Five Solutions to Keep Closings Flowing During the COVID-19 Crisis)