CORONAVIRUS: RESOURCES AND LINKS TO HELPFUL INFORMATION
In response to the growing number of questions and concerns within our community, BOMA Orlando has put together some useful information to help guide you through the current global public health situation.
Below you'll find links to webpages and PDF's from the City of Orlando, CDC, WHO, BOMA International and other reliable sources to help prepare you, your tenants and your properties for the outbreak of COVID-19.
City of Orlando Resources
The City of Orlando is working around the clock to follow recommendations to limit the spread of this virus. Some examples include:
- Implementing our continuity of operation plans to ensure essential city services can be managed and delivered remotely, starting Thursday.
- Encouraging our residents to request city services or interact with the city government remotely using online and phone methods.
- Temporarily closing public facilities, including city neighborhood and senior centers and the Mennello Museum of American Art.
As this situation continues to evolve, just yesterday the Centers for Disease Control introduced new guidelines discouraging gatherings of ten or more people.
Effective immediately, pursuant to the provisions of Code 43A of the City Code, all persons are prohibited from selling or distributing any alcoholic beverage - with or without payment- for consumption on premises until March 31. This applies to bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and hotels where alcohol is typically consumed. This does not apply to stores where alcohol is sold, but not consumed.
COVID-19 will be one of the greatest challenges that our community has ever faced. This is bigger than all of us. Our goal right now is to stop the spread of the virus and it will take all of us working together - but separately - to make that happen.
|Businesses are encouraged to complete
the Small Business Administration’s (SBA)
Business Damage Assessment Survey
|Florida Department of Health
Current Statewide Situation Statistics
CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019."
|How to Protect Yourself||What To Do if You Are Sick|
|CDC's Interim Guidance for
Businesses and Employers
|CDC’s Guide to Handwashing|
|Guidance for Healthcare Facilities|
|CDC Environmental Cleaning and
Latest Updates by The WHO
In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. WHO stated there is a high risk of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading to other countries around the world. WHO and public health authorities around the world are taking action to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. However, long term success cannot be taken for granted. All sections of our society – including businesses and employers – must play a role if we are to stop the spread of this disease.
As global concern over the novel coronavirus (now known as COVID-19) increases, BOMA International is actively working to provide commercial real estate professionals with credible information on how to mitigate the potential health and business impacts. Based on information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BOMA International has released a series of guidance documents to help property professionals navigate this public health concern.
|What You Need to Know:
|Coronavirus and Commercial Real Estate
|Navigating Commercial Real Estate's
Coronavirus Concerns Vlog
Helpful Videos From BOMA Georgia & CRE Insights
And Waste Management
|Face Masks and
Other Useful Resources
|Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program||
Information on EBLs, which are loans not grants, that are interest-free for one year. More information regarding these loans is available here.
|CHECKLIST FOR SHUTTING DOWN A BUILDING||
Helpful advice for managing your building during the COVID-19 shutdown by Inspire Commercial Real Estate Services.
|15 Days to Slow the Spread||
The United States President's coronavirus guidelines for America.
|Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic||U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration general overview and guidance on preparing workplaces for an influenza pandemic.|
|NAFA Air Filtration Best Practice Guidelines||Download the National Air Filtration Association's (NAFA) series of air filtration best practice guidelines based on “minimum standards” that must be met to be in compliance with the code.|
|Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality||ANSI/ASHRAE document outlining minimum ventilation rates and other measures intended to provide IAQ that is acceptable to human occupants and that minimize adverse health effects.|
|Coping with Uncertainty
About the Coronavirus
Global employee assistance program provider ComPsych has also released a free webinar titled Coping with Uncertainty About the Coronavirus.
|Learn About Reemployment Benefits||Reemployment Assistance benefits with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.|
|COVID-19 Webinar Presentation
||BOMA Seattle King County Webinar on COVID-19. Full video presentation with audio of the webinar soon to come.
|EPA COVID-19 Information||Helpful information from the Environmental Protection Agency including information on appropriate disinfectants for the virus.|
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