COVID-19 Resources for FMs

To assist the Facilities Management community during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing resources posted by the real estate, property and facility management industry.    


This list is not intended for solicitation or inclusive in any means.  It will be a place to share information on COVID-19 and support our community.


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Coronavirus Resource Pages for FMs

World Health Organization (WHO) - Working for better health for everyone, everywhere.

Technical Guidance re COVID-19

IFMA - International Facility Management Association
Coronavirus Preparedness Resource Center


CoreNet Global - world’s leading association for corporate real estate (CRE) and workplace professionals, service providers and economic developers
COVID-19 Resource Page


The Conference Board of Canada - independent, applied research organization in Canada.
COVID-19 Resource Page

The Professional Facility Management Institute (ProFMI) - committed to elevating the facility management industry around the world.

Business Continuity Resources for FMs (Webinars, Resources, Links)

Buildings Canada - serving the needs of design, construction, and real estate management professionals.
COVID-19 Related Articles


ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Resources


JLL - global real estate services (buy, build, occupy and invest)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Real Estate

Public Health Ontario - PHO has developed the resources to support stakeholders.

COVID-19 Public Resources

ONPHA (Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association) - Updates and analysis on the COVID-19 impact on the affordable housing sector.

COVID-19 Resource Page

HSC (Housing Services Corporation) - Social housing sector resources: Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Resource Page

AMO (Associations of Municipalities in Ontario) - Frequently asked questions from municipalities.

COVID-19 Resource Page

CCA (Canadian Construction Association) - CCA releases COVID-19 standardized protocols for all Canadian construction sites outlining best practices for healthy and safe work-site operations.

COVID-19 Standardized Protocols

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) - During the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, CCOHS continues to work remotely to help you with your workplace health and safety needs.

COVID-19 Resource Page

Pandemic (COVID-19) Tip Sheets - Pandemic guidance for higher-risk and essential occupations and industries.

Colliers International - Report on COVID-19: Implications for Canadian Real Estate

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Ontario Ministry of Health - Find resources, best practices and information to help construction employers understand their rights and responsibilities while operating during COVID-19.

Construction site health and safety during COVID-19

Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) - The Pandemic Guide For Real Estate Managers is available in English and Chinese (translation courtesy of IREM China Shanghai).

Pandemic Guides

MNP - Strategies and tools to lead your company through the coronavirus crisis.

COVID-19 Business Advice Centre

HASCO - Health & Safety awareness programs for Canada.

Coronavirus Training for Employees & Resources for Employers

BOMA Canada - representing the Canadian commercial real estate industry.

COVID-19 Resource Page

WBE Canada - a Canadian non-profit organization, led by Corporate Members, that is opening doors for Canadian women-owned businesses to supply chains across North America.

COVID-19 Updates & Information For Businesses - Find sector-specific guidelines and posters to help protect workers, customers and the general public from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ontario.

Resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace

Helpful Articles, Webcasts, Podcasts


[Webinar] “COVID-19 Disinfection Strategies”

IFMA's Corporate Facilities Council presents. "What Every FM Should Know About COVID-19 - Lessons from the Front Line in the War Against Coronavirus."


[Webinar] “How to Build a Bio-Resilient Workplace Against COVID-19 - Hong Kong Chapter”

Learn how to use simple measures such as humidity control to have a dramatic impact on the spread of viruses and the importance of IEQ monitoring.


Ontario Ministry of Labour - Keeping workers safe. 

[NEWS RELEASE] "Ontario Accelerates Essential Construction Projects During COVID-19"

iOffice Corp - The iOFFICE team has an extensive history as innovators of workplace management systems.
[ARTICLE] "How to Ease Coronavirus Concerns in an Agile Work Environment"

The Center for Active Design
[ARTICLE] "5 Ways to Optimize Buildings for COVID-19 Prevention"

ServiceChannel (Facilities Management Software Company)
[ARTICLE] "Managing in the Midst of Coronavirus: Advice for Facilities Management Teams"

Pinchin - one of Canada’s largest environmental, engineering, building science, and health & safety consulting firms.

[ARTICLE] "10 Things We've Learned About COVID-19 in Buildings"

REMI Network - The REMI Network is a leading news and information source servicing the real estate management industry. 

[ARTICLE] "COVID-19 ripples through to commercial leasing"

[ARTICLE] "Coronavirus will accelerate CRE trends"

[ARTICLE] “Steering the journey back to business as usual”

[ARTICLE] "Coronavirus Goodwill Stories From FM"

[ARTICLE] "COVID-19 Contingency Planning Guide For Facilities Managers"

Crown Commercial Service - the biggest public procurement organisation in the UK. 

[ARTICLE] "Guidance on facilities management (FM) provision in response to COVID-19"


[WEBINAR] Right to Refuse: Do Employees Have to Go Back?

[WEBINAR] Resuming Operations: Is It Time to Go Back?

[WEBINAR] Lessons from Past Pandemics, Part 3: Acting with Purpose


[WEBINAR] Reopening Canada: Planning for the Post-Pandemic Recovery​

Canadian Club's expert panel discusses the challenges and opportunities in opening up post COVID-19, continuing to manage the risks, and what parts of our lives will need to be re-imagined as we integrate back into society.


IFMA Foundation Pandemic Manual

Businesses are hoping to re-open their doors to employees and customers, but their buildings must be safe before they can be occupied. This new pandemic survival guide has been published for companies planning to open their facilities and resume operations.


Post-Pandemic Business Playbook

A guide for COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness and Response


COVID-19 Screening Tool

Is your workplace getting ready to reopen after hashtag#COVID19? Here's a sample screening tool you can use when workers report to the site.

McCarthy Tetrault

[BLOG] “COVID-19 Update: Moving Forward - Considerations for the Re-Opening of Physical Workplaces”

This blog sets out a series of considerations for employers as they plan for re-opening and the return of employees to the physical workplace.

The New York Times

[ARTICLE] “C.D.C. Recommends Sweeping Changes to American Offices”

[ARTICLE] “The Pandemic May Mean the End of the Open-Floor Office”

BBC News

[ARTICLE] “Coronavirus: Will offices be safe for a return to work?”

As lockdowns start to ease in many countries, so the tentative return to work begins, leaving people understandably concerned about how safe a space an office will be in the middle of a global pandemic.

The New Normal: Moving beyond the COVID-19 lockdown

Resources for Working Remotely


[Webinar] “Work from Home: The New Global Reality”

Listen to IFMA's panel of experts as they discuss the challenges of remote working and offer solutions on how to manage your facilities with a small staff during the COVID-19 crisis.


Part 2: ​WATCH NOW


[Article] “24 Remote Work Tools for Happy and Productive Employees”

Managing remote teams is becoming the need of the hour. As a manager, it becomes your responsibility to set up the path for your team's success.


[Article] “How to Keep Your Zoom Chats Private and Secure”

Trolls. Prying bosses. Zoom's a great video chat platform, but a few simple steps also make it a safe one.


[Article] “Zapier's guide to working remotely”

Whether you work remotely all the time or you've been thrust into it recently, we have tips that will help you thrive.

[ARTICLE] "Workplace Wellness: How To Keep Relationships Healthy When Working From Home"

Five ways to maintain work/life balance during lockdown.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety 
[ARTICLE] "Socially Bridge the Physical Distance"

Preparation, positivity and patience go a long way to protecting our collective health...

The Center for Active Design

[ARTICLE] “6 Ways to Stay Engaged While Social Distancing”

In light of this new reality, staying engaged with your community might feel daunting. Yet in this challenging time it is truly more important than ever.

[ARTICLE] "From Chaos To Calm: How To Communicate With Your Remote Team"

Communicating with your remote colleagues doesn't have to be chaotic.

[ARTICLE] "10 Tips to Make Work from Home Work for You"

Communicating with your remote colleagues doesn't have to be chaotic.

Agile Work Evolutions 
[CHECKLIST] "Work@Home Checklist for Employers"

While it’s not necessary to replicate the office setting, here’s how you can help your employees to set up a work@home
environment that is comfortable and functional – and supported with the right toolkit to ensure business continuity.

Annmarie Skin Care

[GUIDE] “Guide to Working from Home”

Advice and suggestions from a team familiar with working remotely, shared in the hopes of easing your transition to working from home.

Check back regularly for updated resources.

Last updated: May 30, 2020

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