Canadian Government Resources

Federal and Provincial Governments in Canada are taking drastic steps in some instances to combat the rapid transmission of COVID-19, including shutting down businesses deemed non-essential.

As a result, ISSA is providing all members with a resource to help them determine their status ("essential" or not) in light of the recent and multiple shelter-in-place orders and social distancing practices issued in recent days, most of which require non-essential businesses to close.

ISSA is happy to say that in most cases Provincial Governments have declared the cleaning industry supply chain to be essential and allowed to stay open. Still, businesses themselves must use their discretion based on their unique circumstances in deciding if they will remain open to serve their customers.

Cleaning workers are on the front line of this fight. Our industry plays a critical role in slowing the spread of the virus by implementing best practices and adhering to CDC guidance on disinfecting and sanitizing commercial, institutional and residential spaces.