Cleaning and Disinfecting for the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)


We're Here to Help Updated October 28, 2021

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is here to help cleaning industry professionals understand how to properly clean and safely disinfect for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

Cleaning staff are essential workers during the pandemic. Use the resources on this page to educate and empower your teams as they work to keep facilities, clients and communities safer and healthier.  

Together with the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, we offer education, training, and business resources to help you manage the COVID-19 outbreak. If you need to reopen your business or facility with confidence following the pandemic, learn more about the GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation, a program with the right protocols and best practices for biohazard response. The GBAC STAR™ Service Accreditation program delivers third-party validation of the cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention procedures of contractors and other outsourced cleaning service providers.

  • News and Updates
  • Industry Training
  • Downloadable Tools
  • Government Updates
  • Additional Resources

Industry Training

ISSA offers educational resources for the cleaning industry to learn how to clean and disinfect for the coronavirus. You can watch a webinar, enroll in an online training course, or register for an in-person workshop.

GBAC Academy
GBAC Academy is the new online learning portal for cleaning professionals who want to prepare for, respond to, and recover from biological threats in the workplace. Our expert-led training resources will help you implement infection- and contamination-control measures for infectious disease outbreaks such as COVID-19 and other biohazard situations.

Online Training

Online Training Courses
 GBAC Online Fundamentals Course 2.0
US$150 for ISSA members, $300 for non-members

Prepare, Respond, Recover | A GBAC Webinar on The 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Recording available to ISSA members only

In-Person Training

In-Person Training
GBAC and ISSA’s Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) offer a variety of in-person training, workshops, and seminars throughout the year. For more information, contact [email protected].

Onsite and Consulting

Onsite Training and Consulting
ISSA expert trainers will travel to your facility to teach to your immediate training needs or to provide custom onsite solutions for challenges like:

  • Establishing cleaning and disinfection protocols for the coronavirus
  • Workloading a facility in a staffing crisis
  • Purchasing the proper tools during supply chain disruption.
Contact [email protected] to learn more and request a quote.

Government Updates

ACTION ALERT! Tell Congress to Pass the Health Workplace Tax Credit
Contact your congressional delegation to request their support for the Healthy Workplace Tax Credit as part of the next federal stimulus bill. The bipartisan tax credit would help businesses cover the cost of cleaning, disinfecting, and air filtration solutions; personal protective equipment (PPE); as well as employee training and certification.

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Additional Resources for Coronavirus Cleaning