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Coronavirus: Resources for the Residential Cleaning Industry


Welcome to ARCSI’s Coronavirus Resource page. ISSA is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and keeping members apprised of necessary steps to protect themselves and their customers. For more resources and up-to-date developments, visit the ISSA special webpage:

Coming Soon:

ISSA is preparing for release soon a two-hour Cleaning and Disinfecting Fundamentals online training course that is designed for front-line operators/workers. With an emphasis on the Novel Coronavirus, the training will provide:

  • Current state of the novel coronavirus and routes of infection
  • Importance of proper cleaning and disinfection
  • Proper protocol for response and remediation for Quarantine Situations
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE), tools, and equipment
  • Cleaners and disinfectants based on the EPA’s Emerging Viral Pathogens Guidance in the U.S.

After completing the online training, there will be a test along with a certificate of completion for those passing the exam. Details to come soon!


The Town Hall will soon be available for viewing by members of ARCSI, a division of ISSA through ISSA’s Online Learning Institute!

About Patty Olinger

Patty Olinger, a Registered Biosafety Professional, a Certified Forensic Operator®, and Certified Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialist®, has held board and committee leadership positions with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Biological Safety Association, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association. Most recently, she was an Assistant Vice President in the Office of Research Administration and the Executive Director of the Environmental Health and Safety Office at Emory University in Atlanta.