COVID-19 Resource Center

From the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, BOMA Philadelphia has been committed to providing you with the latest industry resources, tools and information surrounding the COVID-19 Emergency. We are thinking of all of you and remind you that we are just a phone call or email away should you need anything at all. We want to thank our members, leadership and partners for their unwavering support and assistance as we all navigate this ever-changing situation together. 

We remind you of the following resources:

City of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania
Sign up to receive up-to-the-minute text alerts from the city communications system by texting the word COVIDPHL to 888-777. 
If you still have questions about essential vs. non-essential personnel, what service providers are permitted in your building, which tenants can stay open, etc. please email the Office of Emergency Management’s operations center at

CLICK HERE to download the COVID Alert Pennsylvania Application

CLICK HERE for the L&I High Rise Inspection Checklist 

CLICK HERE for an economic recovery report from the Center City District (CCD) (10/2020)

CLICK HERE for an economic recovery plan from the City of Philadelphia (9/2020)

CLICK HERE for the guidance document for properties in the City of Philadelphia with tenant fitness centers.(9/2020)

CLICK HERE for the City-issued guidelines for offices (6/2020)

CLICK HERE for a guide on outside dining in Philadelphia (6/2020)

CLICK HERE for The City of Philadelphia Dept. of Revenue has issued updated guidance on Use & Occupancy Tax in the Yellow Phase. (6/2020)

CLICK HERE for the list of “Life-Sustaining” businesses and the official Order from the Governor’s office closing those deemed “non-Life Sustaining”.

CLICK HERE for the City of Philadelphia’s “Stay-at-Home” order.

CLICK HERE for the guidance document from the Philadelphia Water Department; the document advises owners and operators of dormant buildings to flush building water systems before reopening. 

BOMA Associate Member Services - Response to COVID-19
CLICK HERE for BOMA Philadelphia’s guide of Associate Member partners providing critical building services in response to COVID-19 (9/2020)

CLICK HERE for the Building Energy Performance Program Resources

CLICK HERE for the Order issued by the Office of the Mayor and Department of Public Health authorizing construction activity under permits issued after March 20, 2020. (5/2020)

CLICK HERE for the City of Philadelphia's executive order on resuming contsruction activity. (5/2020)

CLICK HERE for the State of New Jersey Executive Order which permits construction to resume and curbside pick-up for non-essential retail to move forward. (5/2020)

CLICK HERE for the guidance document for Businesses in the Construction Industry Permitted to Operate During the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency

CLICK HERE for the COVID-19 Recommended Response Protocols, issued by the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) and Building and Construction Trades Council of Philadelphia, PA and the Vicinity. (4/2020)

CLICK HERE for BOMA International's guide on fire drill in a COVID-19 environment.

CLICK HERE for a guidance document prepared by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) on fire safety regardless of building occupancy.

CLICK HERE for a helpful checklist compiled by the NFPA regarding safety measures to consider before re-occupancy.

CLICK HERE for an update to the 2018 Philadelphia Fire Code (PFC) requirement for "Mid Rise" buildings. 


CLICK HERE for BOMA International Civic Unrest Guide

CLICK HERE for BOMA International's guide on building re-entry

CLICK HERE for BOMA International Managing through Pandemic Guide

CLICK HERE for BOMA International's guide on new operating expense resource - The Impact of COVID-19 on Operating Expense Pass-Trhoughs in Commercial Real Estate (10/2020)

CLICK HERE for the report on Emerging Trends in Real Estate from Urban Land Institute

CLICK HERE for BOMA International's guide on how to prepare buildings for re-occupancy. 

CLICK HERE for a great resource from Cushman & Wakefield on the economic outlook of the CRE industry (9/2020)

CLICK HERE for Information on Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Healthy Building Certification 

CLICK HERE for Information on Fitwel Certification 

CLICK HERE for a guide on how to prepare facilities and staff for reopening.

CLICK HERE for a great resource from InspiRE Commercial Real Estate Services on Managing a Building with limited occupancy and things you need to keep in mind.

CLICK HERE to review a kit realeased by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help organizations plan for resuming operations. The kit includes a fact sheet, sample slides, and a facilitator guide with suggested discussion questions that can be tailored to meet the needs of your company.

CLICK HERE for guidelines for re-occupancy developed by Boston Consulting Group for Washington State.

CLICK HERE for China's Response to COVID-19 for Building Owners and Tenants, CBRE

CLICK HERE for guidelines from the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) on returning to the general office setting.

CLICK HERE for State of New Jersey Executive Order on Public Health Emergency

Check out 
BOMA International’s Coronavirus Resource Center

BOMA Philadelphia's letter to Governor Wolf

We want you to know that we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 emergency and related business activity/restrictions, and are always anticipating how it may impact our members.  BOMA Chair, Steve Resinski; Government Relations Co-Chairs Don Haas & Rich McClure; Safety & Security Co-Chairs Richard Kenwood and Ron Rabena; and Executive Director Kristine Kiphorn connected electronically to compose a letter to Governor Wolf.  

In the event of a city or state mandated “stay-at-home” order, (which has now been issued in the City and some surrounding counties) we wanted to ensure that our buildings could continue to operate efficiently with the support of our service partners, and that our Life-Sustaining Businesses/Services/Tenants could continue to operate without interruption. If you encounter any issues in relation to the requests outlined in this letter please let us know immediately.


BOMA Associate Member Category Listing
For any Associate Member who has not supplied their category listing for the Reference Guide, please complete this form and send to Thank you.

BOMA Partners: COVID-19 Response Webinar Series (Click on Title for Recording of Webinar)

The New Era of Cleaning Webinar 4/30/2020
GDI Services

 Navigate SBA's COVID-19 Loan and Strategy Options 5/6/2020
Isdaner & Company and The Marks Group, PC

Returning to the Workplace 5/7/2020
Hillmann Consulting Group, RestoreCore, and Rumsey Electric

Rethinking Vertical Transportation 5/13/2020
Allied Elevator LLC and VDA

Science in the Suburbs 6/18/2020
The Discovery Labs, LLC

The Future of Office Use 7/14/2020
Accesso Services

Importance of Biophilic Design in Office Spaces 8/12/2020

Impact on Energy and Utilities in Commercial Real Estate 8/25/2020
Evolution Energy Partners, New America Power, Rich Energy Solutions

What's the Buzz with Bringing Bees to Buildings? 9/15/2020

The Effect of COVID-19 on the Philadelphia CRE Market & Emerging Trends for 2021 12/3/2020
Yardi Systems