COVID-19 Resource Bulletin

Updated on October 26, 2020.

The topics/resources/documents presented below are directly linked to the original web pages or documents. Please report to PHGSecretariat@gmail.com if the links do not work.

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CANADA

 

        1.  CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association)

       2. Canadian Architect

        3. TSA (Toronto Society of Architects)

COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness

Reliable Sources

Pandemic Preparedness for your Studio

Practicing during the Health Crisis

  • OAA COVID-19 Updates for Practices | The latest updates from the Ontario Association of Architects on matters of practice during the health crisis.

  • Pro-Demnity: Risk Management during COVID-19 | Information from the mandatory professional liability insurance provider for Ontario architects about risk management during the pandemic.

  • City of Toronto: Affected City Services | Official City information on affected city services, including Zoning and Building Permits and Inspections. Please make sure to check the following tabs on the page for information relevant to design professionals: Building Permits and Inspections, Licensing and Permits (includes a note about how to carry on construction without inspections), City Planning, and Public Consultations.

  • Government of Ontario: List of Essential Services | Most recent update of the province’s list of essential workplaces which can remain open. Last updated April 3, 2020 with limitations introduced to construction.

  • Government of Ontario: Construction site health and safety during COVID-19 | Resources, best practices and information to help construction employers understand their rights and responsibilities while operating during COVID-19.'

   

            Continuing Education

How the architecture and design community can help.

Have access to a 3D printer? Know how to sew? Then you can help in the fight against COVID-19! 

Physical Distancing and Collaboration Tools

       4. Canadian Interior

       5. CCA (Canadian Centre for Architecture)

Guidelines for COVID 19 protocols for Canadian construction sites.

       6.      How to reassure your team when news is scary

 

       7. CHES - Free CSA standards during COVID-19

 In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) has made a selection of relevant standards available for no-fee view access through the online platform at the following link:  

  • COVID-19 Response Standards and Handbooks / Normes pour faire face au COVID-19 ; The following standards are currently included:

    • Z1600-17, Emergency and continuity management program

    • CAN/CSA-Z94.4-18, Selection, use, and care of respirators

    • CSA Z8002:19, Operation and maintenance of health care facilities

    • CSA Z317.2:19, Special requirements for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in health care facilities

    • Z8000-18, Canadian health care facilities

    • CAN/CSA-Z1630-17, Community paramedicine: Framework for program development

    • Z317.10-15, Handling of health care waste materials

    • CAN/CSA-Z317.13-17, Infection control during construction, renovation, and maintenance of health care facilities

    • Z317.14-17, Wayfinding for health care facilities

    • Z1003.1-18, Psychological health and safety in the paramedic service organizations

    • CAN/CSA-Z1003-13/BNQ 9700-803/2013 (R18), Psychological health and safety in the workplace – Prevention, promotion, and guidance to staged implementation

    • SPE Z1003 Implementation Handbook, Assembling the Pieces: An Implementation Guide to the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

CHINA

 

    1. Guideline

​Alibaba

Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

    2. Projects

Contributed by Vincent Zhang (Lemanarc SA)

Contributed by Dr. Xiqiu Huang (IPPR, China)

    3. CGTN

    4. CDC (Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

http://www.chinacdc.cn/en/COVID19/

    5. Videos of COVID-19 Hospitals in Wuhan   

    6.  Huoshenshang Hospital (CNN)

COSTA RICA

 

    1. Webinars

Challenges of Hospital Design by COVID-19 (in Spanish) Friday, May 29, 2020

 

FRANCE

        1. French Public Health Ministry

        2. News

       3. Projects

Contributed by Thomas Schinko and Martin Fiset

Developed by French UIA-PHG Workgroup

       4. Guidelines

​Guide juridique et financier

GERMANY

 
 

INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL FEDERATION

    1. AKG

 

           Topics:

Webinars

MALAYSIA

 

SERBIA

 

SOUTH AFRICA

 

UNITED KINGDOM

     1. SALUS

https://www.salus.global/journal

(Sign in to view, membership is free)

 

           Topics:

     2. Nightingale temporary hospital for COVID-19

     3. Daily Mail

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Texas A&M University: 

  • TAMU: Texas A&M University Architecture for Health Lecture Series  Fall 2020 (Produced by PBS)  

                  Topic : "SURGE CAPACITY: Health Care Preparedness  for all Hazards Response'

Video:

  • TAMU: Texas A&M University Architecture for Health Lecture Series Spring 2020 (Produced by PBS)

Topic: COVID-19 Pandemic: Ongoing Lessons Learned

By Gerald W. Parker, Jr. DVM, Ph.D., Andrew Natsios, & Jorge Vanegas, Ph.D.

 

My Move

This guide includes:

  • An Inclusive Infographic on Homelessness in America

  • Local Resources and Ways the Community Can Help

  • State and Federal Support Programs

        Healthcare Design

        HKS

        Covid-19 Conversion

    1. ASHE (American Society for Health Care Engineering)

COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Facilities

https://www.ashe.org/COVID19resources

Topics: 

Articles

News

             Webinars

             Guidance and Research

    2. AIA (American Institute of Architects)

COVID-19 Resources for Architects

https://www.aia.org/pages/6280670-covid-19-resources-for-architects

 

Topics:

            COVID-19 media coverage

    3. Center for Health Design

COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Facilities and Designers

https://www.healthdesign.org/covid-19-resources-healthcare-facilities

            The Latest Information​

            COVID-19 Facility Response Guidance

             Financial Claims Recovery Service. FEMA claims recovery coordination and support

            Additional Resources​

 

   4. CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

 

Topics related to the community:

 

    5. NIH (National Institutes of Health)

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation
https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus

Resources from NIH

            News Releases from NIH

 

Topics:

  

 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

6. ACS (American College of Surgeons)

             Well-being

 

Suicide Prevention

Publications

COVID-19 and Surgery

  • How can we prevent and manage aerosol dispersal during operations?

  • What is the best strategy for protecting the anesthesia machine from contamination by a potentially infected patient?

  • What does the CDC recommend for clinicians who may have been exposed to COVID-19?

  • What can we learn from surgeons in “Hot Zones,” such as Seattle and Milan?

  • What lessons can we learn from other countries?

  • Are there any research studies underway regarding surgery and COVID-19?How can I protect myself and my patients in the office

   7. AMFP (Association of Medical Facility Professionals )

Webinars:

COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR PDC, REAL ESTATE AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS

  • Six Steps Hospital Facilities Can Take to Reduce the Risk of Spreading Infectious Disease

  • 72-Hour Bed Demand Assessment and Capacity Expansion Plan

  • Guidance to Adapt Existing Systems for AII Requirements

  • Understand the Underlying Science Key to Stopping Spread of Virus in Your Facility 

  • Preparing for COVID-19: Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes

   8. AHA  (American Hospital Association)

           Topics

          Webinars

   9. NIBS (National Institute of Building Sciences)

Research by Perkins & Will

Topics:​

            Technical Guidence: Country & Technical Guidance - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

            News

Selected documents that may be related to environment:

            Speeches by WHO Director

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