A Note from Michael Cornicelli Regarding BOMA/Chicago Operations and Events
At BOMA/Chicago, we are making every effort to respond to the COVID-19 crisis in sensible and meaningful ways. The BOMA/Chicago staff is closely monitoring events and new announcements. We will continue to keep you informed of the latest developments through emails and postings on our website. Here is what we want you to know now.
In order to protect you, our members, as well as our staff, we have implemented a remote work policy for the BOMA/Chicago office which began last Friday, March 13, and will continue through Tuesday, March 31. The duration of that policy will ultimately depend on developments - it may end sooner or run longer. Nevertheless, we do not expect any disruption in services to you. This policy has been part of our emergency response plan for some time and we are prepared.
Individual staff members will be working from home and have access to their email, texts and voice mail messages throughout the day. We recommend that you check with them if you have any questions, either in general, with respect to the coronavirus, or regarding any of our programs or events.
Classes, Events and Programs
In light of the advice from public health officials, government agencies, and the Mayor and Governor, all of our in-person educational programs, committee meetings, and other in-person events scheduled through March 31 will either be converted to virtual/online/webinar events or postponed. Staff will work with our committee leaders to determine whether a given meeting or event needs to be held remotely and the committee liaison will advise you.
In addition, we have cancelled the Diversity Celebration Event scheduled for April 30 and will attempt to reschedule that to later this year or to the 2021 calendar year.
As is our strength, we will continue to gather and post to our website the most important and current advice we can obtain regarding the coronavirus and COVID-19. We will distribute that information in emails and post it on our website here.
See also the following websites:
- BOMA International Coronavirus Resource Center
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH)
If you have questions about any of this or if you have resources you think we should share, please let us know.
Real estate people are tough - and nowhere are they tougher than in Chicago. We will get through this together and be stronger than ever when we come out.
BOMA/Chicago Executive Vice President