Coronavirus: Resources, Cancellations and Virtual Meetings
Coronavirus Small Business emergency
Dear AOBA Members,
We continue to post information regarding business operations in the era of COVID- 19, including links to our national affiliate organizations, BOMA International and the National Apartment Association.
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We regret that, in accordance with CDC guidelines, we have had to cancel, postpone and/or modify the following activities:
Duckworth School’s 2020 “Clean-Up Day” and “Challenge Day.”
Maintenance Mania and all associated practice sessions.
AOBA After Hours.
2020 AOBA Commercial Awards (including the TOBY, Engineer of the Year, and K.E.E.P. Awards).
Through the end of April, all AOBA Committee meetings will be held virtually via ZOOM.
HP Designation Course has been moved to accommodate online learning: https://www.aoba-metro.org/events/hp---high-performance-sustainable-buildings-designation
Postponing and Adapting:
Education programs through the end of May will be virtual and some rescheduled. Staff will communicate with committee members and enrolled students about details. If you have questions, please reach out to the appropriate staff person.
Peggy Jeffers, EVP
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources for AOBA Members
AOBA is gathering and sharing resources to support our members during this unprecedented crisis. It is important to acknowledge that AOBA is not a health organization. The CDC and qualified health and government officials are the core sources of information and guidance. AOBA is not endorsing any procedures or policies. Please seek appropriate guidance in implementing any of the information.
If you have a policy, procedure or information that would benefit AOBA's members, please email email@example.com.
- BOMA International's COVID-19 page.
- National Apartment Association’s materials on COVID-19
- National Multifamily Housing Council created a list-serv for members to stay informed - sign up here - or review their dedicated page to COVID-19
- Small Business Association - Disaster Assistance Loans Information and Press Release
- Coronavirus Small Business Emergency Loan information from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- AOBA latest updates in
- AOBA Member created this document to help you manage your building through COVID-19
- COVID-19 Tenant/Staff Infection Response Examples
- AOBA sample letter for essential personnel (Maryland)
- AOBA sample letter for essential personnel (DC)
The Centers for Disease Control is the official government agency conveying information:
Their primary information page with links is at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Interim guidance for Businesses and Employers:
Preventing its spread in communities: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/preparing-individuals-communities.html
Guidance for individuals who are ill with COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf
OSHA’s page: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/
The World Health Organization’s website contains internationally focused information: https://www.who.int/
Trump's latest guidelines: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/16/trump-recommends-avoiding-gatherings-of-more-than-10-people-132323
DC Emergency Relief Legislation: https://mailchi.mp/goldentriangledc/preparedness-event-unthinkable-1123962?e=2812a78722
FHFA Suspends Foreclosures and Evictions for Enterprise-Backed Mortgages: https://www.fhfa.gov/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/FHFA-Suspends-Foreclosures-and-Evictions-for-Enterprise-Backed-Mortgages.aspx
EPA's Energy Star program for commercial buildings allows delayed site visits, among its responses to health crisis. Read more here.
You are invited to attend a business and infrastructure partners call concerning the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), hosted by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and FEMA’s Office of Response and Recovery Logistics Management Directorate. The teleconference will include an overview of the current situation, a discussion on supply chain issues, updates from available regions or sectors, and will conclude with an open forum for questions and information sharing.
These calls will occur twice weekly until further notice.
Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Starting March 17th - until further notice
Time: 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Dial-In #: 1-800-593-7177
The conference line will open 10 minutes prior to the call. Business and Infrastructure partners are also invited to access the FEMA NBEOC dashboard via the following link:
Commercial and Multifamily Building information:
BisNow article about the risk of spread in buildings: https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/property-management/does-coronavirus-travel-through-building-pipes-102952
Building Safety Journal – Modern Plumbing Helps Prevent Spread of Coronavirus: https://www.iccsafe.org/building-safety-journal/bsj-technical/modern-plumbing-helps-prevent-spread-of-covid-19-coronavirus/
Multifamily Insiders -- Five Ways to Protect Your Apartment Community from Coronavirus (and Colds and Flu) -- https://www.multifamilyinsiders.com/multifamily-blogs/5-ways-to-protect-your-apartment-community-from-coronavirus-and-colds-and-flu