Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

BOMA San Diego is working with BOMA International to provide resources to help our members manage and address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Guidance Documents 

Guidance Document #1

Guidance Document #2 (Checklist)

In response to increasing questions and concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19), BOMA International has released two new COVID-19 Guidance Documents. 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. For additional information and resources, visit


The County of San Diego's Regulations

BOMA Georgia's Disease Prevention Page

BOMA International Advocacy - Provisions Including in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act


COVID-19 CRE Webinar

Is Your CRE Property Ready to Deal with the Growing Threat of Coronavirus? The threat of the Coronavirus and COVID-19 spreading around the globe is creating fear and uncertainty for all. Connect Media brings together CRE leaders to talk about how to keep tenants and visitors safe across property types – retail, multifamily, office, hospitality and mixed-use.

BOMA Georgia's Coronavirus Webinar

In this national webinar produced by BOMA Georgia, conducted in partnership with the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Krystle Johnson with Emory Healthcare shared with attendees the key facts they need to know about COVID-19, the threat it poses, infectious control basics, and more. Additionally, the webinar explores what role property and facility managers can play in preventing the spread of infectious disease within buildings.

BOMA Seattle's Coronavirus Webinar
Topics covered:
  • Public Health
  • HVAC
  • Janitorial
  • Property Operations (Incl. Legal)
  • Property Pandemic Planning
  • Personal Preparedness Resources

BOMA Georgia Work Remotely Webinar

Come together with BOMA Georgia for a webinar series exploring the increasing trend in the remote work dynamic that started in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Those using code "BOMA" can attend one or both of these seminars absolutely free!

March 25, 2020 | 8 - 8:45 a.m. PT
March 26, 2020 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PT

COVID-19: Maintaining Building Operations and Preparing for Re-Occupancy

Stay at Home Order: A Review for California's Commercial Building Owners and Managers

Additional Resources

BOMA Georgia created three short videos that are also free to watch. The videos are on infectious disease prevention and control, specifically:
 building/office cleaning and waste
face masks and facial touching
hand hygiene

San Diego Partnership
San Diego County  Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Updated: Essential Businesses/Personnel Criteria (March 30, 2020):
Governor Newsom updated the list of essential services under the statewide stay at home order. This second order clears-up any ambiguity and the list now covers all the essential workers from our sector, including construction.

If you have essential services still operating in your facilities, if your building cannot simply shut down and be abandoned, or if you are working on your facilities you are now most likely covered under the essential activities definitions.  Below are the main areas affecting our industry.

• Workers to ensure continuity of building functions

• Security staff to maintain building access control and physical security measures

• Support required for continuity of services, including janitorial/cleaning personnel

• Construction Workers who support the construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of construction sites and construction projects (including housing construction)

• Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of construction sites and construction projects (including those that support such projects to ensure the availability of needed facilities, transportation, energy and communications; and support to ensure the effective removal, storage, and disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste)

• Commercial Retail Stores, that supply essential sectors, including convenience stores, pet supply stores, auto supplies and repair, hardware and home improvement, and home appliance retailers stores, auto supplies and repair, hardware and home improvement, and home appliance retailers

•  Workers supporting groceries, pharmacies, and other retail that sells food and beverage products, including but not limited to Grocery stores, Corner stores and convenience stores, including liquor stores that sell food, Farmers’ markets, Food banks, Farm and produce stands, Supermarkets, Similar food retail establishments, Big box stores that sell groceries and essentials

• Restaurant carry-out and quick serve food operations – including food preparation, carry-out and delivery food employees

• Employees and firms supporting food, feed, and beverage distribution (including curbside distribution and deliveries), including warehouse workers, vendor-managed inventory controllers, blockchain managers, distribution

•  Maintenance of communications infrastructure- including privately owned and maintained communication systems- supported by technicians, operators, call-centers, wireline and wireless providers, cable service providers, satellite operations, undersea cable landing stations, Internet Exchange Points, and manufacturers and distributors of communications equipment

•  Manufacturers, technicians, logistics and warehouse operators, and distributors of medical equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), medical gases, pharmaceuticals, blood and blood products, vaccines, testing materials, laboratory supplies, cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting or sterilization supplies, and tissue and paper towel products.

• Private security, private fire departments, and private emergency medical services personnel.

• Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences.