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 What You Need to Know: Novel Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Checklist

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tenant FAQ


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

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