What is Coronavirus?

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. 

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Guidance Documents

BOMA Georgia: Evolving Workforce Guide

BOMA International: COVID 19 - Preparing for Emergency Evacuations

BOMA International: Industrial Reset: Operational and Management Guidelines for Industrial Properties Amid COVID-19

Tishman Speyer: Returning to the Workplace

BOMA Canada: Pathway Back to Work

BOMA’s Building Re-Entry Guidance Document

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

Operational Savings: A Guide to Maximizing Opportunities During a Time of Low Building Utilization-BOMA Georgia Foundation paper.

BOMA What You Need to Know: Novel Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Checklist

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tenant FAQ

Cyber Security - United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

CARES Act Resources - BOMA International

Safe Return KC: A Guide for Responsible Re-Entry to the Workplace - HANDOUT 

Webinars

Safe Return KC: A Guide for Responsible Re-Entry to the Workplace

BOMA Baltimore Webinar: Property Management Considerations for Re-Occupancy

BOMA Georgia Webinar: Managing the Tenant/Customer Experience During COVID-19

BOMA International's COVID-19: Maintaining Building Operations and Preparing for Re-Occupancy Webinar (March 26, 2020)

ULI's Confronting COVID-19: Insights for Real Estate Leaders (March 24, 2020)

BOMA/Seattle-King County Coronavirus Webinar with Building Operations Focus (March 17, 2020)

BOMA Canada's Lessons from the Frontlines: Responses to Recent Coronavirus Cases in Commercial Office Buildings Webinar and Slides (March 16, 2020)

BOMA/Georgia Coronavirus Webinar in Partnership with APIC (March 12, 2020)

Additional Resources

Breakroom Safety

Actionable Hygiene Checklist

Handwashing Poster

Paper Towels vs. Hand Dryers

Office Wellness Infographic

Sanitizing Poster

BOMA International

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

US Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

World Health Organization (WHO)

The Builders' Association: Summary of Available OSHA and CDC COVID-19 Resources

Technical Resources from ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers)