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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:


ARCSI has access to two training opportunities — the new certification course and free online resources.


GBAC Fundamentals Online Course
Microbial Warrior™ Workshop


This course teaches cleaning professionals to prepare for, respond to and recover from biohazards in the workplace. Participants will learn infection and contamination control measures for infectious disease outbreak situations such as the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Individuals who successfully complete the course within 30 days will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA.


ARCSI members can take this course at the discounted rate of $49. Check your email to get your discount code or contact Erin Lasch at


ARCSI members can take advantage of a free subscription to the ARCSI Digital Platform, a part of the ISSA Online Learning Institute—to access topical content to prepare your business and staff in the face of the pandemic. Resources in the platform include ARCSI’s Virtual Town Hall, GBAC’s Tip Sheets, and other Coronavirus-related webinars.


GBAC Tip Sheets

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.