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Landlord Strategies for Tenants Seeking Rent Relief During COVID-19
The commercial real estate sector has been severely impacted by COVID-19. The economic shutdown due to the stay-at-home orders has caused pay cuts and job loss, significantly damaging the business operations of landlords. As a result, a great number of tenants across the country are seeking rent relief options. BPM has a team of forensic accounting and advisory professionals ready to help landlords navigate these requests and find the best financial solutions. Learn more about landlord strategies for tenants seeking rent relief.

Student Loan Relief During COVID-19 Crisis
The CARES Act provides automatic suspension of principal and interest payments on federally-held student loans through September 30, 2020. These suspended payments will count towards any student loan forgiveness program, as long as all other requirements of the loan forgiveness program are met. Learn more on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website

California Mandates Residents to Shelter-in-Place
On March 19, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statewide order for all residents to stay at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. Californians are directed to stay home, unless they have essential needs. Read the full Executive Order and details here.

Telework Security Basics
As organizations across the world move to working remotely, security is harder than ever to manage. The following NIST blog article about secure telework is written for an end user audience, and can be used to supplement your organization’s remote work advisories. Here are some best practices to follow.

Assessing the Impact of the Coronavirus on Your Business and Staff
On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced the outbreak of COVID-19 as an official pandemic, with the risk of further global spread. As you start to feel the impact of the coronavirus, here are some things to consider.

COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund
The City of San Francisco has put in place measures to support small businesses in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, including the deferral of business taxes and licensing fees, as well as the launch of an economic relief fund. Here is an update as of March 11, 2020.

Free Technology Services to Those Affected by COVID-19
RingCentral is offering free services to those affected by COVID-19. Eligible communities include:

  • K-12 schools facing closure due to COVID-19 virus
  • Nonprofit organizations (Health and Welfare Services) fighting COVID-19 (resources for remote)
  • Healthcare providers fighting COVID-19

If you are an educator (K-12 schools), health-care provider, or non-profit, you can learn more here.