COVID-19 Resources for Built Environments

These are some COVID-19 (Coronavirus) resources I have found for built environments. They may be of interest to researchers, facilities managers, building owners, building cleaners and occupants and visitors of buildings. As knowledge about the virus, and how to reduce its spread is still developing, guidance is likely to evolve. Please, therefore, check for the latest guidance.


Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19. Resource from WHO. Link

COVID-19 Resources. Resources from BOMA Canada. Link

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. Guideance from the US Department of Labour Link.

CPWR Guidance on COVID-19 27 March 2020. Guidance from the Centre of Construction Research and Training. Link

Coronavirus in buildings. Presentation developed by Jeremy Gibberd. Link.


COVID-19: cleaning in non-healthcare settings. Resource from the UK government. Link

Cleaning and Disinfection for Households. Guidance from the CDC. Link.

Building ventilation and air conditioning

ASHRAE Position Document on Airborne Infectious Diseases. Resource from ASHRAE. Link


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) technical guidance: Guidance for schools, workplaces & institutions. Guidance from WHO. Link.

Accommodation sector

Operational considerations for COVID-19 management in the accommodation sector. Guidance from WHO. Link.


COVID-19: Operational guidance for maintaining essential health services during an outbreak. Guidance from WHO. Link

Fragile settings and camps

Interim Guidance on Scaling-up COVID-19 Outbreak in Readiness and Response Operations in Camps and Camp-like Settings. Guidance developed jointly developed by IFRC, IOM, UNHCR and WHO). Link


Global research on coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Guidance from WHO. Link.

Coronavirus, the management of epidemics and the wider impact on society. Resources from Emerald Publishers. Link.

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