Begin Main Content Area

Covid-19 ​Commonwealth Lessor Information 

Of primary importance to us is the health and safety of our employees, your employees, and the public at large. Accordingly, the Commonwealth intends to take a measured approach to reopening as counties move from red to yellow. Generally, here is what you can expect regarding Commonwealth operations located in leased facilities when a county moves from red to yellow:

  • Leased locations that do not deliver services to the public and whose employees have been able to effectively telework will continue to do so.
  • Leased locations that do not deliver services to the public and that have continued onsite operations in a limited capacity during the red phase of the Stay at Home order will likely continue to do so in the yellow or green phase.
  • Leased locations that deliver services to the public and that have continued onsite operations during the red phase of the Stay at Home order will likely continue to do so in both the yellow and green phase.
  • Leased locations that deliver services to the public and that have previously been closed during the red phase are working collaboratively with the Governor's Office and the Department of General Services in establishing a reopening strategy and schedule. Lessors will receive notice from the DGS Bureau of Real Estate as approval to open sites either to employees only or employees and the public are received.

Of particular note in this process is the need for continued patience, collaboration, and communication. As agencies determine what a public-facing service delivery model and reopening strategy looks like location by location in a COVID-19 environment, DGS will communicate that strategy and its potential impacts or operational changes with lessors directly.

In the interim, we are aware many lessors have questions about current operations as well as reopening broadly.

We have captured some of those Frequently Asked Questions here:

​CAO Frequently Asked Questions



Expand AllClick here for a more accessible version

​CAO Resources