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A message from your AIA in California regarding COVID-19

As our leaders and community respond to the global pandemic, information changes rapidly, and we all have questions naturally.  Despite the uncertain times ahead for our health, our families, and our businesses, we must remain strong and connected throughout this new normal.  While the impacts on your business, your clients, your projects, and your employees are undeniable, they are like ripple affects that may change over time.

AIA membership helps to bind us together in the architectural community.  Now more than ever we are looking for opportunities to connect.  Your AIA will continue to work to connect our communities, share resources, and provide relevent information.

We know you’re getting your information regarding COVID from a variety of reputable sources and thus, we have created this master list of information to share resources from California members or that may be specifically helpful to the architectural profession in our state


Architecture Business Resources 

Major Impacts of CARES Act on Firms and Employers 

AIA Update on Federal Relief Packages Approved 

AIA National Resources 

BSA Resources for Architects

AIA California Resources

Resources for Businesses and Employees Impacted by COVID-19

Coronavirus Be Prepared Contractual Impacts and How To Address Them

Weekly Updates from AIA’s Disaster Assistance Program

10 Ways to Secure ZOOM Meetings!!


Survey Results

April 6th: AIACA The Pandemic’s Impact on CA Architects & Design Professionals Survey Results


Other AIA California Chapter Resources 

AIA East Bay  

AIA Redwood Empire

AIA San Francisco 

AIA Silicon Valley 

ASID COVID-19 Resources 


Government Resources

Governor Gavin Newsom’s Updates (real time)

Congressman Jackie Speier’s  Weekly Telephone Town Halls

IRS (Real Time)

Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19 (Real Time)

CC State &  Local Health Department Governance

Wages, Hours and Leave

COVID-19 –OSHA Guidelines for the Workplace


Donate or Volunteer Resources

California Volunteer

Red Cross Blood Donation


Small Business Resources

COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund 

How architecture firms can apply for an SBA COVID-19 Disaster Relief Loan

How Firms can apply for SBA COVID-19 relief

Podcast | COVID-19: Top Ten Resources for Employers


Health Care Resources

World Health Organization (Real Time)

OSHA Guidelines on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institutes of Health

Fresno County Department of Public Health | County of Fresno

California Medical Association

 Six Daily Questions to ask Yourself During Quarantine


Education Resources

Free AIAU courses

ARE Examination updated policy

ARE Pact Program: Online courses to prepare for licensure


Remote Workplace

Architect’s Guide to Virtual Practice

Autodesk Offers Free & Extended Access to Cloud Collaboration Products

Free software and tools for working remotely

Learn From a Firm that was Founded in the Virtual Work Place

Member Resources

Danielian Associates would like to share a simple and hassle free way to create a CDC approved cloth face covering. 

Art Resources for Students by Ryman Arts

AIA Business Continuity Guide Available

Covid19 Insurance Implications provided by Dealey Renton

A Firms Perspective on How to Work Remotely

Running a Virtual Architecture Practice 

AIA California Resources 

Online Collaboration Tools

AIA Update on Federal Relief Packages Approved Post COVID-19 Outbreak

Dealey Renton Newsletter – Strategic Risk Management

Architecture Firm Best Practices, Resources, & Templates for Communications and Temp Policies in Response to COVID-19

Work hours reduced?  You may be eligible for partial unemployment benefits. 

Tangram – Ways to Enhance Your Remote Work Experience

Corona Virus Business Loans – Small Business Guide and Checklist

Corona Virus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) A summary prepared by AIA  

10 Things Leaders Can Do Right Now During the COVID-19 Pandemic (credit: Association Success)

AIA summary of the recently passed CARES Bill

CARES Act Guidance Document

Introducing Archinect’s COVID-19 Guide for Architects & Designers

Health and Wellness Posters- Order through ARC/Riot Color

Best Practice Materials from AIA and AIA Trust

Message from Robert Ivy, FAIA

Straightforward Advice on Preserving Cash Flow

Navigating the Economy: Architects Weather Ebb and Flow of Projects

An Architect’s Guide to Virtual Practice

The AIA Foresight Report and navigating through a recession with new business models

Small Firm Exchange

Additional Information

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO) Recommendations for Mass Gatherings

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

United States of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center



Best Practices from California Firms

Legal Issues

Remote Workplace

Business Issues & Support

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