This week, the Cleaning Coalition of America hosted a private industry roundtable with elected officials and key business leaders in New York City to discuss pandemic learnings, the future of work, and the evolving relationship between the private and public sector.
The event was joined by Senator Anna M. Kaplan, Assembly member Latoya Joyner, NYC Pandemic Response Institute, Citizens Budget Commission, Business Council of New York, and other key stakeholders.
“Now more than ever, we need to send a message that New York is open for business and our workplaces are safe,” says Senator Anna M. Kaplan. “It is imperative that elected officials work hand-in-hand with the business community to chart the most productive path forward. Ultimately, when business succeeds the City succeeds.”
“Cleaning for health is the new standard and the Coalition is dedicated to championing best practices for the industry – a commitment to our nation’s health and safety that we take seriously,” says Patrick Dunnigan, executive director of the Cleaning Coalition of America. “This event only furthers our commitment to serving as a bridge between businesses and policymakers to create healthy spaces.”
Earlier this year, the Cleaning Coalition of America conducted a survey of New York City C-suite executives to understand lessons learned from the public health crisis and plans for a post-pandemic future. Most notably, the survey found that the in-person office is here to stay and essential to a company’s bottom line. However, obstacles still remain for a full return to the office, with over two-thirds of C-suite executives saying their employees have expressed concern that in-person work could pose a health and safety risk.