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News around the COVID-19 Coronavirus is changing daily. Like you, we’re monitoring guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health, and the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and how it will affect upcoming BOMA events.
In the meantime, please utilize the following resources, which are designed to streamline the flood of information circulating and offer tips to help you protect yourself, your tenants, and your team.
Does your building need service? Several BOMA Associate Member companies are remain open
To help you easily identify these companies, BOMA Silicon Valley has compiled a list of Associate Members that remain open, their best point of contact, and the services they are able to provide. Click here to view the list.
We hope you will continue to support our Associate Members and that you remember to BID BOMA not just year-round, but especially during times like these.*Please note that this list is based off responses from a member survey. If a company is not listed, that does not necessarily mean they aren't open. If you are an Associate Member company that did not respond to the original survey and would like to be added please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important BOMA/media news headlines
BOMA International's coronavirus preparedness checklist for property managers
It is important to continue to prepare your employees, and building occupants and staff for a possible outbreak. BOMA’s Guide, and Checklist, provide foundational knowledge to better understand the contagion and how to best prepare and react in a commercial building setting. Click here to download the checklist.
Guidance for employers and tenants
For help preventing workplace exposure, evaluating risk and preparing for the possibility of a community outbreak, real estate companies and tenants should refer to the CDC's Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers, an in-depth resource that formed the basis for BOMA International’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Checklist. Among other measures, employers are advised to encourage sick employees to stay home by providing flexible sick leave policies.
Crisis management professionals at full-service, global law firm
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman have compiled 10 key takeaways that property owners and
operators should consider as they plan to confront the coronavirus outbreak.
Among other considerations, the article provides advice on assessing risk, as
well as guidance for reviewing language in property policies and leases regarding
liability management. The firm’s resource page also includes insights on
relevant topics such as cybersecurity considerations while working remotely.
RECORDING: March 12 COVID-19 webinar hosted by BOMA Georgia in partnership with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control
In this webinar, hosted by BOMA Georgia in partnership with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, a subject matter expert will provide participants with the key facts they need to know about the coronavirus and the threats it poses. Learn the steps you can take to prevent the spread of the disease at your property. Click here to listen to the webinar.
Other important state and local resources