ICSC is actively monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on behalf of the retail real estate industry and its members and event attendees. The health and safety of all is the organization’s top priority.
ICSC’s leadership is in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and is receiving real-time alerts and guidance. All planning and decision making will be based on the most current and relevant information provided by the CDC and government health authorities. Please check our event webpages for the statuses of our meetings and conferences.
The resources on this page are intended to help property owners, landlords and retailers prepare for and help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.
For updates on how COVID-19 is impacting the retail and real estate industry, including business closures and government mandates, click here:
Find updates on how retailers and shopping centers are responding to COVID-19 here:
ICSC events have been suspended through June 30th, 2020. Please check the individual event pages for more information and updates.
Upgrade cleaning and hygiene practices:
Increase cleaning focus on disinfecting areas most susceptible to the spread of viral germs (e.g. children's play areas, public restrooms, door handles, escalator handrails, food court tables, etc.)
Since this is a fluid situation, it's critically important to stay informed and listen to the facts and guidance around COVID-19 provided by government health authorities and other reliable resources. Here are several that are updated regularly and are useful.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Kimco Realty has created a video to help small businesses navigate the process of receiving Coronavirus Assistance from the SBA. Watch the video here to find out how to get started.
CMBS Borrower’s Guide
Access CRE Finance Council’s guide for communicating with your servicer regarding interruptions to cash flow resulting from COVID-19
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Video of the CDC Business Sector Call on COVID-19, as of February 21 2020
World Health Organization