Archive March 2020

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Shelter in Place Orders Extended

The health departments from seven Bay Area counties and the City of Berkeley have extended their respective shelter in place orders to at least May 1.

Red Cross Needs Our Help

The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage due to the canceling of over 9,000 blood drives across the country. They have reached out to BOMA because we have partnered with them in the past. The need for space to host blood drives is crucial, so they are looking to BOMA members for assistance. 


2020 Golf Cancelled: 2021 Dates

Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 business closures and in light of the financial hardships facing on all our members,  we have made the decision to reschedule the the 2020 Walter Finch Spring Golf Tournament and Wine Tour to 2021.  

BRT Alert: Downtown Oakland Paving

AC Transit’s East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project will repave 11th and 12th Streets between Broadway and Lake Merritt Boulevard beginning Thursday, March 26 through Wednesday, April 1.  Work will occur overnight, between the hours of 5:00 PM and 6:00 AM. 

New Coronavirus Items

Today, we've added a new Associate Resource Director and registration for a webinar on Wednesday.  Read more for details.

Coronavirus Resource Page & Slack Channels

So much is changing daily with the Coronavirus/Covid-19,  we've developed a Coronavirus page your resource with the latest information.  

Bay Area SHELTER IN PLACE: BOMA Updates and Resources

The COVID-19 affects have grown substantially over the past 24 hours. Today a shelter in place has been ordered by six bay area counties. This order includes our two large counties;  Alameda and Contra Costa.  There has been no order requiring buildings to close, we are monitoring the county notifications and new legislative rent abatement proposals.  Public transportation, grocery stores, pharmacies and doctors will remain open.  They are asking that you only go out as needed.  We've developed a one page resource ...


In light of the recent concerns surrounding the coronavirus, we have postponed the Law & Risk classes that were scheduled for March 25-27 in Oakland. Registered students have already been notified. We intent to reschedule the course and will update everyone as soon as that decision has been made.

UPDATE: Novel Coronavirus: What you need to know

Update:  BOMA International has recently shared a new preparedness checklist for COVID-19.   We're here to help you prepare your building and your tenants as Novel Coronavirus concerns increase.  BOMA International has worked with the CDC and DHS to provide an overview of the virus and what you can do to prepare.