COVID-19 Preparing for Emergency Evacuations

As a result of COVID-19, building owners and managers are implementing new office procedures and 
protocols to promote social distancing and exposure prevention. As these protocols are developed, 
property professionals should consider how to handle mandatory fire drill requirements and 
emergency or fire alarm evacuations. The following information can be used to help guide these 
discussions and offers considerations for building owners and managers as they review and update 
their evacuation procedures.
All changes to your fire and safety drills and evacuation procedure plans must be reviewed by your 
local fire official to ensure you remain in compliance with applicable fire codes.  Please check out the new BOMA International Guidance on Preparing for Emergency Evacuations.


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