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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


BOMA Toronto deeply care about our team, our members, our Board of Directors, stakeholders, the CRE community, and their families. We have been following the unprecedented developments around COVID-19. BOMA Toronto will continue to provide regular updates as they become available with respect to COVID-19, our upcoming events, awards and education sessions. Please find related links below for COVID-19 Resources:

 

Updates from our President and Chief Executive Officer:

 

Return to Work:

 

COVID-19 National Working Group:

BOMA Toronto’s Security Risk Management Advisory Council (SRMAC) Coronavirus Task Force is an active participant in the National BOMA COVID-19 working group. Alongside industry experts, government officials and public health agencies, we are committed to providing proactive guidance, resources and updates to the Commercial Real Estate Industry as the situation evolves.

 

COVID-19 Webinar

  • April 30: Q&A with the Experts: Cybersecurity, Building Technology and Coronavirus Webinar -  NEW    

 

  • April 21: Coronavirus - Governme nt Employer / Employee Programs - video and presentation deck
  • April 8: The View from China Comparing and Contrasting Situations  video and presentation deck
  • April 6:  Legal and Human Resources - video and presentation deck
  • March 24:  Coronavirus, Cleaning and Property Management - video and presentation deck
  • March 16:  Coronavirus and Commercial Real Estate - video and presentation deck
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    COVID-19 Operational Checklists:

     

    COVID-19 Resource Websites:

     

    COVID-19 Operational Guiding Principles To Consider:

      • Business continuity: How to react if there is a confirmed case in your building.
      • Organizational continuity: Align your internal policies with best practice recommendations to ensure you are morally and legally protected.
      • Commercial leases: Based on your lease, what can you require from tenants if there is a health emergency?
      • Supply chain: Look at your supply chain and plan what you might need (e.g. additional sanitizer) in 1 month, 2 months.
      • Extreme pandemic: Though extremely remote, legislation may enable authorities to shut down and/or otherwise deeply affect your building.  Engage with your legal department proactively.
    • Plan and implement additional cleaning protocols for more frequent services. Visible cleaning is good, shows you are being proactive (cleaning elevator buttons, door handles, etc.)
    • Update your communications protocol to communicate best hygiene practices as well as taking steps should someone be infected.
    • For your own firm, conduct preparedness tests, e.g. temporary building closure. Implement lessons learned from the test.
    • Keep work surfaces (e.g. desks and tables) and objects (e.g. telephones, keyboards) clean & hygienic. Wipe with disinfectant regularly.
    • Promote regular and thorough hand-washing (employees, contractors and customers)

     

     

     

    Thank you to BOMA Canada for sharing the above resources and guidelines.

    BOMA Toronto, BOMA Canada and all BOMA chapters across Canada are committed to helping our members meet the challenges of Coronavirus.