As we all work through this health crisis, BOMA wants to make sure you have the information and resources to navigate this difficult period of time. Expect to see updates to this page on an ongoing basis as we try to assist the commercial real estate community with their needs.

 

Resources and Links

BOMA International's Coronavirus Resource Center  A compendium of links and resources for CRE professionals around the world to take advantage of provide by BOMA International
General Re-Occupancy Guidelines  A list of several key areas property management teams need to focus on to ensure a healthy and safe work environment
CARES Act Guide  Provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act 
Building Shut-down: A Checklist on Properly Shutting Down a Building, from InspiRE CRE  Important items to consider when shutting down a building during a pandemic and how to implement each step of the process, from ensuring HVACs are running smoothly to shutting off unused equipment.
National Law Review: Commercial Real Estate Tips regarding COVID-19  Practical answers from Sheppard Mullin's Coronavirus Taskforce for the CRE professional
Minnesota COVID-19 Dashboard  NEW State of Minnesota COVID-19 dashboard tracking available ventilators, PPE, confirmed cases and more in the state of Minnesota 
COVID-19 & Downtown Saint Paul  How to stay safe and support downtown Saint Paul business, provided by STP Downtown Alliance

City of Saint Paul | Emergency Management - Coronavirus COVID-19

 Resources provided by the City of Saint Paul and information on prevention, symptoms, updates and a hotline to call with general questions

Ramsey County | COVID-19 Information

 Information on coronavirus/COVID-19 and how to access county services during the outbreak
MN Depart of Health - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-10)  Information provided by Minnesota Department of Health
Coronavirus: Resources for Property Owners  Included resources provide property owners with assistance during the COVID-19 crisis
Saint Paul Bridge Fund  The Saint Paul Bridge Fund includes a $2.25 million investment to provide $7,500 grants for immediate business expenses
Guide for MN Small Businesses Who Need Help  Visit this new guide on the DEED website to see at a glance all the programs available now to businesses
CDC Essential Worker Do's and Dont's  What to do if you are an essential worker exposed to COVID-19
CDC Safety Practices for Essential Workers*  Implementing safety practices for essential workers who may have been exposed to a COVID-19 case
Vertical Transportation: Back to Work Challenges  Lerch Bates Elevator Consulting provided this PDF documenting a process for an effective return to work program.
Reentry - General Office Environments  A set of guidelines from the Governor of Ohio and their Dept. of Health to ensure employee safety and keep spaces sanitized
Building Water Systems Guidance  Ensure the safety of your building's water system and devices after a prolonged shutdown
Washington State - "New Normal" Planning  Boston Consulting Group’s work on reentry guidelines - pages 7-8 tackle workplace safety and support
BOMA Georgia - 2020 Building Re-Entry Guide  The BOMA Georgia Foundation has curated a list of essential resources to aid real estate professionals in adjusting building operations. Several of the resources may also be useful for tenants to enhance workplace safety.
General Industry Guidance - MN.GOV DEED  Non-Critical Sector businesses and employers must develop and implement a COVID-19 Business Preparedness Plan that addresses the following components.
Q & A Employer Guide - Faegre Drinker  A guide to return to work in the time of COVID19, by Faegre Drinker.
COVID-19 Impact on State Economies and Homeowners Experts at Bankrate created a metric that sums mortgage delinquencies and unemployment from all fifty states to identify the states with economies hardest hit by the pandemic.

*While the Interim Guidance specifically calls attention to critical infrastructure workers serving in the specific capacities and functions, as below, the guidance can apply to all critical infrastructure workers with the exception of Healthcare Providers who are covered under separate guidance.

  • Federal, state, & local law enforcement
  • 911 call center employees
  • Fusion Center employees
  • Hazardous material responders from the government and the private sector
  • Janitorial staff and other custodial staff
  • Workers – including contracted vendors – in food and agriculture, critical manufacturing, informational technology, transportation, energy and government facilities

Employers should implement the recommendations in the Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers, to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019, to help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

Please continue to monitor the CDC website for the most current medical guidance.

 

Webinars

 

Improving your Effectiveness as a Remote Employee In Unusual Times (Recorded)

Effectively Managing and Leading Remote Employees During An Evolving Situation(Recorded)

*Greater Saint Paul BOMA - Coronavirus Webinar (Recorded)

*Greater Saint Paul BOMA - Legal Issues for Buidings...(Recorded.)

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Coronavirus, Cleaning, and Property Management (Recorded).

BOMA International: Risk Mitigation, Planning & Preparing for Re-occupancy (Recorded).

BOMA International: Maintaining Building Operations During Shutdown & Preparing for Re-occupancy (Recorded).

BOMA Georgia: Operational Savings in a time of Low Census (Recorded).

Property Management Considerations for Re-Occupancy (Recorded.)

Getting Back to Work: Preparing Buildings for Re-Entry Amid COVID-19(Recorded.)

 

 

Short Videos

 

3 Keys to Successfully Working Remote

Managing and Leading Remote Employees

Effective Leadership in a Crisis

Making Decisions when Dealing With Long-Term Uncertainty

Dealing with Stress and Significant Work Hours in a Crisis

 

Infectious Disease Prevention and Control

1) building/office cleaning and waste

2) face masks and facial touching

3) hand hygiene

4) social/physical distancing

 

 

Building Signs

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Please contact the BOMA office for access to full size PDF versions. 

 

Self Care & Stress Relief

 

Playing for Change: a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music, born from the shared belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. Our primary focus is to record and film musicians performing in their natural environments and combine their talents and cultural power in innovative videos we call Songs Around The World.

 

"In Quarantine" - Under the Sea Parody (Coronavirus Songs)



Take a Virtual Tour of these 21 National Parks!

Maintaining Hope in the Face of COVID-19(video)

 

 

Disclaimer of Liability

The documents, information and links contained on this webpage are for general information purposes only. You should not rely upon the resources listed on this webpage for making any business, legal, or medical decisions.  

While we strive to ensure that the information provided is up to date and accurate, Greater Saint Paul BOMA cannot guarantee the completeness, accuracy, reliability, or availability of the information provided. Greater Saint Paul BOMA assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions on this page or in third-party content.