COVID-19 Updates.

The Meridian Group is dedicated to keeping our tenants, neighbors and community safe as we continue to observe the COVID-19 crisis. We are closely evaluating and monitoring all recommendations from public health agencies and our local government. Please see below for information and resources. For more information, please contact info@tmgdc.com.

Tenant Portal

To help increase communications and access to information, we have created a new COVID-19 section in the Tenant Center under the "Operations" tab to house business related links and resources. Please visit your Tenant Portal to view articles, content and more.

Virtual Amenities & Services

THE BORO BREAKAWAY & THE MERIDIAN GROUP BREAKAWAY

The Boro Breakaway & The Meridian Group BreakawayStay active and productive with this  At-Home Survival Tool Kit. From tools for mindfulness and fitness, family activities and games, working from home, community updates and more, find something to enhance your work-life balance at home.

COVE@HOME

The Meridian Group has partnered with cove to bring you cove@Home, a seamless way for companies to support their employees with perks, workspace upgrades, and the strong sense of community that will keep their teams productive and engaged in this trying time. To learn more and chat with a cove Experience manager, click here.

VIRTUAL WELLNESS

Staying focused on your mental and emotional health is just as important as your physical health. Practicing mindfulness can help reduce feelings of anxiety and stress, while also helping you become more aware of being present and focus your attention throughout the day.

Wellness Programs: Through our partner, Fitspot, tenants have access to an exclusive virtual wellness program featuring meditation classes, fitness classes and workshops.

Mental Health: Take care both physically and emotionally during COVID-19.

Property Management

6.25.20 PORTFOLIO WIDE

The Meridian Group has partnered with cove to offer Office Reopening Kits. These kits were created to assist tenants in sourcing supplies and PPE, delivered directly to your suite.

 

Offerings will include three different types of kits that feature supplies you might need to bring your employees back to the office.

 

Interested in placing an order? Fill out this short form to get a quote. Interested in learning more but not ready to order? You can still fill out the form and a cove contact will reach out to discuss your reopening needs.

4.28.20 PORTFOLIO WIDE

The Meridian Group is well underway making preparations for when standard operations resume. We would like to understand what needs your company and employees require in order to return to the office following COVID-19. Please take a brief survey to help us prepare for re-entry by Friday, May 1st.

 

While The Meridian Group is being proactive to make sure known information is gathered, we understand that you might not have determined the best course of action and all answers are subject to change.

4.15.20 PORTFOLIO WIDE

Our Building Engineers are hard at working keeping the buildings safe and healthy. Our assets are open for business and services are being provided for those essential workers.  See below for some shots taken across our portfolio. 

3.17.20 PORTFOLIO WIDE

We are requesting your assistance. We would appreciate you completing this short 5 question Meridian Office survey.  Should you have any questions, please contact me at StacyLautar@tmgdc.com. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Local Resources

VIRGINIA
Gov. Ralph Northam issues stay-at-home order for Virginia residents.

Gov. Ralph Northam is authorizing "rapid response funding" through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to support employers eligible to remain open during the public health emergency.  The fund may be used to clean facilities or support emergency needs.

The filing deadline for corporate and individual income taxes has not changed, but the due date has been moved to June 1.  Visit  tax.virginia.gov for more information.

The Virginia ABC has waived regulations to allow restaurants to deliver beer and wine via take-out and delivery, and to allow licensees to get refunded for product they return to a wholesaler.

The State Corporation Commission has ordered utilities — electric, natural gas, water, etc. — to suspend service disconnections for 60 days.

WASHINGTON D.C.
Mayor Muriel Bowser issues stay-at-home order for entire Washington D.C. area.

The District has established a $25 million fund to provide small businesses with recovery microgrants. Applications and regulations are now available here.

Any D.C. business license, professional and occupational license, or vending license that expires during the declared emergency will be considered valid, and license holders will have 45 days after the emergency is over to renew. Online renewal is available. 

D.C. corporate customers filing 2020 biennial reports or trade name renewals between April 2nd and June 1st will not incur a late filing fee.

MARYLAND
Gov. Larry Hogan issues stay-at-home order for Maryland residents.

The Maryland Department of Labor has established a $7 million COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund. The fund will provide up to $50,000 per business for any number of uses, among then purchasing remote access equipment and software, covering the costs of cleaning and sanitation services, paying for liability insurance for restaurants and providing fund for training and professional development. 

Maryland has authorized $130 million in loan and grant funding for small businesses and manufacturers. That includes a $75 million for-profit business loan fund, a $50 million grant program to support businesses and nonprofits with up to $10,000 apiece, and a $5 million program to incentivize Maryland manufacturers to produce personal protective equipment.

Per another executive order, all Maryland licenses, permits, registrations and other state authorizations that would expire during the state of emergency will be extended until the 30th day after the emergency is lifted.

The Montgomery County Council is expected to establish a $20 million Public Health Emergency Grant Program, which will provide up to $75,000 per business or nonprofit that can demonstrate financial losses caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency. The fund will be accessible to businesses with 100 or fewer full-time equivalent employees. 

Prince George's County is "in the process of establishing a COVID-19 Business Impact Fund," to be funded with county, state and private dollars, according to County Executive, Angela Alsobrooks. 

REGIONAL
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering businesses in designated states (Maryland, D.C. and Virginia have met the criteria) low-interest federal disaster loans of up to $2 million for working capital.

McLean's ID.me has unveiled a real-time Slack collaboration workplace, through which accredited health care providers can share information and ask each other questions about COVID-19. Accredited providers can join the Slack channel at no cost after completing an online enrollment at covid.slack.com. ID.me provides secure identity proofing, authentication and group affiliate verification for government and business.

The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland will offer pro bono consultations to any U.S.-based nonprofits arts or culture organization between now and June.  Interested organizations, please fill out this form. 

GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY
Northern Virginia Family Service started up an emergency financial assistance channel for those in need for help with food, shelter, diapers and wipes, and financial support. Apply here or call 571-748-2552.

 

Montgomery County Volunteer Center