COVID-19 & Cleaning

CIRI Science Symposium Focuses on Coronavirus Cleaning and Response

The Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) will host an all-day online science symposium focused on coronavirus cleaning and pandemic response on March 31. The CIRI is a non-profit dedicated to unbiased, peer-reviewed research for the professional cleaning and disaster restoration industries.

The CIRI science symposium features three sessions focused on coronavirus cleaning and pandemic response. Experts and academics from across the industry will speak on various angles related to COVID-19 including: strategies for training frontline workers, cleaning methods and processes, and communicating with stakeholders.

"As the impact of the Coronavirus and COVID-19 continues to unfold, professionals need to know the best practices they can use to protect their facilities," CIRI Executive Director, John Downey said in a statement. "The decision to hold the CIRI Symposium via live stream helps put critical information in the hands of those who need it most."

The three sessions will cover: Pandemic Preparedness — Coronavirus and More; Measuring Clean; and Delving Deeply into Disinfection. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion. View full session details here.

“Whether you are an individual seeking advice on best practices to control an outbreak in your facility, or an organization looking to better understand the science behind cleaning, you won’t want to miss this event,” Downey said. “Our panelists will deliver the unbiased, technical information that people need to make sound decisions now and later.”

In addition, CIRI has partnered with several industry organizations, including the Building Services Contractors Association International (BSCAI), the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association to promote the event.

CIRI’s 2020 Symposium is accessible from a desktop, tablet or mobile device. The cost for registration is $179 for non-members; CIRI members will receive a 50 percent discount. Participants will be able to access video recordings of all symposium sessions.

You can register here. 

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