Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources

So much is changing daily with the Coronavirus/Covid-19,  we've developed this page as a resource with the latest information.  We'll continue to send eblasts weekly with updated information, in between those communications, be sure to check this page for the latest information, resources and tools.   


  • NEW:  Associate Resource Directory -- thanks to our friends at BOMA Silicon Valley for the ideas! We've surveyed our associate members and have a directory of those that are open and able to provide services to you.  This is not all encompassing,  we're only listing those who filled out our survey.
  • NEW:  Governor's Order Webinar, March 25, 2020, at 3:00 pm as BOMA GLA and BOMA California provide an important webinar briefing on statewide policies to address COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and how it will impact commercial properties. Policies are changing by the minute to address COVID-19. Over the past week, Governor Newsom has made several executive orders that directly impact who can continue to come to your building, which of your staff can work on-site, and how to deal with delinquent rent. Join Matthew Hargrove, BOMA California's lead lobbyist, to discuss these policies and what they mean for your business.
  • Join our Slack channel to connect with your fellow BOMA OEB'ers.  We've got two channels:
    1) Covid-19 -- Sharing Resources and ideas to handle the Coronavirus   
    2)  Work from home fun -- share ways to handle these challenging times
  • Key resources  and links for information federally, state of California and locally.  

Webinars To Help Navigate
This Unprecedented Global Event:

Essential Businesses/Personnel Criteria:

One of the key areas that was critical for during this week was defining the essential businesses/personnel.  Buildings can be complicated mechanically, need security, and or have tenants in them that are deemed essential businesses. Therefore, BOMA Cal has recommended to local/state/federal policymakers that the following building personnel are essential in any written orders and or enforcement guidance:
  • Building management staff
  • Building security staff/vendors
  • Building engineering staff/vendors
  • Building janitorial staff/vendors
  • Building elevator, HVAC, plumbing and electrical staff/vendors
  • Building fire safety staff/vendors
  • Commercial and Residential Construction

The Governor’s Executive Order  mandating that Californians "Stay Home,"  references “CISA” which is a department of Homeland Security identifying “critical infrastructure.”    As the Nation’s risk advisor, CISA developed this guidance to help state and local governments and the private sector ensure that employees essential to operations of critical infrastructure are able to continue working with as little interruption as possible. The purpose of this guidance is to enable continued resilience for public community health and safety of government, economy, and society despite possible impacts to the workforce and critical infrastructure workforce brought on by consequences of COVID-19. Click here to view.

BOMA International Resources Page

BOMA International is collecting resources from all the different BOMA Locals.  They have developed the following guidance documents:

Tenant FAQ
Preparedness Checklist
What you need to know 



On March 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

News Release

Governor’s executive order


The EO applies to both residential and commercial.  The order does not waive the rent obligation of tenants but allows local governments to defer action until May 31, 2020.

press release.

Executive Order.

Commercial Real Estate Industry Letter to Governor Newsom.

Commercial Real Estate Industry Press Release.



Federal income tax (including self-employment tax) payments due on April 15, 2020, have been deffered to  July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest. A  similar deferment for corporate taxes due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest. THe filing date of April 15 still remains.  

 The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) today announced an extension to file 2019 California tax returns and make certain payments until June 15, 2020