ISSA Thanks President and Congress for Enactment of COVID-19 Relief

December 28, 2020 ISSA Thanks President and Congress for Enactment of COVID-19 Relief

ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association thanks U.S. President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress for enacting legislation to provide additional relief to the cleaning industry from the COVID-19 pandemic.

On December 27, President Trump signed into law a US$900 billion pandemic-aid bill, paving the way for millions of Americans, including those in the cleaning industry, to receive economic relief as the coronavirus pandemic surges across the country. The year-end package includes a US$1.4 trillion bill to continue government funding through September 2021.

The latest COVID-19 relief legislation contains several ISSA priorities, which the association strongly advocated for, including a second draw of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and additional expenses for PPP loan forgiveness, such as the acquisition of services and equipment—including personal protective equipment—as well as other measures needed to protect workers and customers from COVID-19. The new legislation gives the Small Business Administration 10 days from enactment of the bill to write rules for the revamped small business relief provisions. ISSA will continue to monitor any new federal agency developments and share updates as they occur with our members.

“ISSA thanks the President and members of Congress for passing this important legislation to help get our nation and the cleaning industry back to work,” said ISSA Director of Government Affairs John Nothdurft. “We look forward to working with the new Congress and administration to further ensure the health and safety of our workers and customers, who are essential to revitalizing our pandemic-stricken economy.”

To learn more about how this COVID-19 relief legislation will impact you and your business, register today for our upcoming ISSA advocacy webinar on January 13 and save your seat for our virtual ISSA Clean Advocacy Summit on March 30-31. For questions regarding ISSA advocacy, including the latest COVID-19 relief bill, please contact John Nothdurft.