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Global Biorisk Advisory Council Hosting Two-Part Coronavirus Webinar

NORTHBROOK, Ill.March 10, 2020 — The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, will host a special two-part webinar series this week focused on coronavirus.


On Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT, “How to Clean and Disinfect for the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2” will discuss how to properly clean and disinfect facilities and spaces to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. The second webinar, on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT, will be devoted to answering questions from attendees.


“Understanding how to disinfect for the coronavirus, as well as other biohazards, is key to helping prevent the spread of infection,” said Patricia Olinger, Executive Director of GBAC, a division of ISSA. “We encourage any and all professionals who oversee sanitation and disinfection within spaces that could be contaminated with infectious biohazard materials to attend both parts of this online session.”


The first session will cover the following topics:

  • The current state of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
  • Proper cleaning and disinfection for health
  • GBAC protocol for response and remediation
  • Proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), tools, and equipment
  • Cleaners and disinfectants based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Emerging Viral Pathogens Guidance in the United States
  • Information for international professionals within their specific countries


After the first session, GBAC leadership will gather all attendee questions and provide answers during Friday’s webinar. For ISSA members and non-members, the cost is US$150. Only ISSA members will receive access to the webinar recordings after the live events.


To register for the webinar series, visit


About GBAC, a Division of ISSA
Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response, and recovery, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, provides training, guidance, certification, crisis management assistance, and leadership to government, commercial, and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address, and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, Forensic Restoration® response and remediation, training and certification of individuals, accreditation of companies, and consulting for building owners and facility managers. For more information, visit


About ISSA

With more than 9,300 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. Visit, join the discussion with ISSA’s LinkedIn group, and follow ISSA on our Facebook page and Twitter account. For more information, visit, or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.