- COVID-19 PANDEMIC EVENTS AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS
- PUBLIC EVENTS/BUILDING CLOSURES DUE TO COVID-19
- BUSINESS RESOURCES FOR COVID-19 INFORMATION
- TAKE PRECAUTIONS AND BE KNOWLEDGEABLE
- CBPA 2020 CALENDAR
COVID-19 PANDEMIC EVENTS AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Due to the unique situation the World is currently in, today’s Weekly is going to focus pointing to resources you may find helpful in managing your properties and businesses during this evolving emergency.
Information is coming out constantly and things can change in an instant. Please make sure you are referencing legitimate government information resources as you communicate with your tenants and employees.
California Department of Public Health:
Local Health Agencies are how services are delivered in your local city/county. Here is a quick list to get to your local public health authority:
PUBLIC EVENTS/BUILDING CLOSURES DUE TO COVID-19
At this point, neither the state nor federal government is requiring private office, industrial, or retail buildings to close. This situation is fluid and you should check the resources above to make sure that doesn’t change.
However, the State of California has issued guidelines on events. We recommend you read these guidelines so you can guide employees, tenants, and even within your properties appropriately. Again, please consult with your local public health officers if you have questions.
The California Department of Public Health has determined that gatherings should be postponed or canceled across the state until at least the end of March. Non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people, while smaller events can proceed only if the organizers can implement social distancing of 6 feet per person. Gatherings of individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should be limited to no more than 10 people, while also following social distancing guidelines.
The California Department of Public Health finds the following:
+Large gatherings that include 250 people or more should be postponed or canceled. This includes gatherings such as concerts, conferences, and professional, college, and
school sporting events.
+ Smaller gatherings held in venues that do not allow social distancing of six feet per person
should be postponed or canceled. This includes gatherings in crowded auditoriums, rooms or other venues.
+ Gatherings of individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should be
limited to no more than 10 people. This includes gatherings such as those at retirement facilities, assisted living facilities, developmental homes, and support groups for people with health conditions.
+ A “gathering” is any event or convening that brings together people in a single room or single
space at the same time, such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room,
meeting hall, cafeteria, or any other indoor or outdoor space.
This applies to all non-essential professional, social, and community gatherings regardless of
their sponsor. Gatherings that do not meet the aforementioned criteria should only be conducted
when they are essential—that is, if the activity is essential and could not be postponed or
achieved without gathering, meaning that some other means of communication could not be used
to conduct the essential function.
Click here for the full guidance on events.
BUSINESS RESOURCES FOR COVID-19 INFORMATION
Given the continuing onslaught of news stories and information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), the California Chamber of Commerce has put together a resources page for employers, click here.
Specific information for Shopping Centers nationwide from ICSC, click here:
Specific information for building owners and managers from BOMA International, click here:
TAKE PRECAUTIONS AND BE KNOWLEDGEABLE
The commercial, retail, and industrial real estate industry has a heightened responsibility during this pandemic, from assuring our facilities are clean and safe to making sure we provide legitimate and helpful guidance to our employees and tenants.
We hope the focused resources above will help you make informed decisions on how to manage your buildings during this emergency. Otherwise, remember to wash your hands, stay home if you’re sick, minimize exposure to others where possible.
CBPA 2020 CALENDAR
Thursday, April 9
CBPA Industrywide Legislative Meeting
Tuesday-Wednesday, June 9-10
California Commercial Real Estate Summit
Cal Chamber, Sacramento
Thursday, November 5
CBPA Board Meeting & Industry Awards Dinner
The Renaissance Hotel, Newport Beach