COVID-19

COVID-19 Resources 

We strongly believe that the IFMA professional association is the "go to" support structure for Facility Managers. The Chesapeake Chapter is here to encourage you and your mission.
Ensuring the health, safety and well-being of our members is especially critical at this time. To address the growing concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have rescheduled meetings and postponed events.
In place of the face to face engagement, we would like to provide the following sampling of resources to assist you and your team in obtaining the latest information to assist with maintaining continued facility operations.

Online resource links to current COVID-19 information:

IFMA Foundation Pandemic Manual
https://foundation.ifma.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IFMA-Foundation-Pandemic-Manual-FINAL.pdf

National Center For Disaster Preparedness - Reopening America Phase 1
https://ifmachesapeake.starchapter.com/images/downloads/COVID_19/ncdp_reopeningamerica_phase1.pdf

Johns Hopkins University - Center for Health Security - Operational Toolkit for Businesses Reopening or Expanding
https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/our-work/publications/operational-toolkit-for-businesses-considering-reopening-or-expanding-operations-in-covid-19

NFPA Fact Sheets on Current Codes and Standards for Reopening Buildings
https://www.nfpa.org/Codes-and-Standards/Resources/Standards-in-action/NFPA-responds-to-the-coronavirus/Coronavirus-Building-and-life-safety

NFPA Guidance on Reopening Buildings 
https://ifmachesapeake.starchapter.com/images/downloads/COVID_19/covid_19_building_checklist_nfpa.pdf   

Gensler - Design responds to a changing world
https://www.gensler.com/design-responds-to-a-changing-world?utm_source=dialogue-now-email_2020_april03&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dialogue-now

IFMA International – Coronavirus Preparedness Resource Center
https://www.ifma.org/know-base/coronavirus-preparedness-resource-center

CDC Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools and Homes
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/reopen-guidance.html

CDC Signage Resources for download and print
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/print-resources.html?Sort=Date%3A%3Adesc

CDC - Interim Guidance for Critical Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to COVID-19
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/critical-workers/implementing-safety-practices.html

CDC - Keeping the Workplaces, Homes Schools or Commercial Establishments Safe Guidelines
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf

CDC - Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-risk-assesment-hcp.html 

CDC – Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html 

OSHA - Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 and Worker Exposure Risk
https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3993.pdf
https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/

ASHRAE - Statements on Relationship Between COVID-19 and HVAC in Buildings
https://www.ashrae.org/about/news/2020/ashrae-issues-statements-on-relationship-between-covid-19-and-hvac-in-buildings

ASHRAE - COVID-19 Preparedness Resources
https://www.ashrae.org/technical-resources/resources

FacilitiesNet: Yale Researchers have been able to pinpoint how:
Higher Relative Humidity Impairs Virus Transmission

WHO - World Health Organization
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

IFMA – [email protected] Checklist for Employers
https://agileworkevolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/[email protected]