BOMA International COVID-19 Resource Page

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Coronavirus (COVID -19) Information and Resources

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people, and others, such as canine and feline coronaviruses, only infect animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses that infect animals have emerged to infect people and can spread between people. This is suspected to have occurred for the virus that causes COVID-19. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) are two other examples of coronaviruses that originated from animals and then spread to people.

Governor Gavin Newsom Newsroom Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Available Operations During Stay-at-Home Order Guide

With a lot of us working from home, knowing which services are available at this time might be difficult. We’ve gathered a list of our available vendors during this pandemic. Click the button below to see which services are still available in your area!

After COVID-19: Long-Term Investments Facility Managers Can Make for Health and Hygiene

This article was originally published by Cleaning & Maintenance Management (Copyright 2020 ISSA) at www.cmmonline.com and is reprinted with permission. With the rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout China, Europe, and now the United States, public health officials, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have been urging individuals to take a number of immediate protective measures to help slow or stop the spread of the virus. (Click the “read more” button to continue to read the article)

Actionable Hygiene Checklist

To assist you in assuring safe and healthful workplaces for all employees, this Actionable Hygiene Checklist aligns GP PRO solutions to OSHA guidance specific to COVID-19.

Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response

Functioning critical infrastructure is imperative during the response to the COVID-19 emergency for both public health and safety as well as community well-being. Certain critical infrastructure industries have a special responsibility in these times to continue operations. This advisory guidance and accompanying list are intended to support state, local, tribal, territorial and industry partners in identifying the critical infrastructure sectors and the essential workers needed to maintain the services and functions Americans depend on daily and that need to be able to operate resiliently during the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Partners In Safely Re-Opening California Retail and Shopping Venues

California retail establishments and shopping venues have long been committed to the health and safety of our employees and our customers. Our businesses’ ability to thrive depends on engendering consumer confidence by providing high quality products and services in a safe environment. During this COVID-19 crisis, that basic premise is truer today than ever before.

Cushman & Wakefield | Recovery Readiness: A How-To Guide for Reopening Your Workplace

Over the next several weeks and months, as areas stabilize from the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home restrictions are lifted, organizations will begin to bring workers back into the physical workplace. It’s already begun in some parts of the world. In fact, as of April 2020, we have helped move our own employees, and those of our clients, back into more than 800 million square feet of properties globally.

CBRE | COVID 19 AND THE FUTURE OF FURNITURE

BOMA International | Getting Back to Work: Preparing Buildings for Re-Entry Amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic spread quickly across the United States in February and March, forcing cities to impose stay-at home and shelter-in-place orders. Building operations had to adjust as non-essential personnel worked from home. We are now preparing for a phased re-entry of office buildings over the coming months. To provide guidance on building operations and workforce issues, BOMA International assembled a task group from across North America to help owners and managers plan for what is coming.

ICSC | COVID-19 Re-Opening Best Practices

ICSC continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak on behalf of the retail real estate industry and our members. Communities are responding to the pandemic under various local, state and federal restrictions, many of which present unique challenges for both retailers and landlords.

Cushman & Wakefield | Recovery Readiness: Industrial Solutions

Many industrial-related sectors have been considered essential to the global COVID-19 response, with a significant number of companies continuing to operate manufacturing and distribution facilities. Under the extreme and unique circumstances, these companies had to address employee health and safety on the fly with creative solutions.

EMCOR Services / Mesa Energy Systems | New Tax Benefits – HVAC

The recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security or “CARES” Act contains several significant tax changes for businesses. One of these tax charges may benefits non-residential building owners interested in investing in HVAC mechanical systems upgrades and replacements, and when combined with utility rebates, could further offset equipment costs.

Support the Clean Start Tax Credit

As Congress considers the next round of COVID-19 stimulus funding, we need you to contact your congressional representative and advocate for support of H.R. 7079, the Clean Start: Back to Work Tax Credit Act. COVID-19 has increased operating expenses in commercial buildings significantly and this important tax credit will provide up to $25,000 per location for COVID-19-related cleaning expenses, including increased janitorial services, cleaning supplies, personal protective equipment and training. While BOMA is advocating for a host of issues in the next stimulus bill, H.R. 7079 remains a top priority and is currently under consideration as part of the stimulus negotiations.

Preparedness Guide: Civil Unrest and the 2020 Election Season

An extraordinary year holds the unfortunate potential to become even more challenging as a string of competing crises in the United States threatens to coalesce around the 2020 election. Political instability–intensified by the convergence of an economic recession, social turmoil, and the historic COVID-19 pandemic–has led to predictions of sustained civil unrest and possible violence. While the commercial real estate sector is accustomed to preparing for a variety of emergencies, the current landscape calls for heightened vigilance and preparations to minimize potential disruptions and protect the safety of individuals and properties.