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By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

National Cleaning Week

WHEREAS, regular cleaning and disinfection are an investment in human health and safety; and

WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stress the importance of routine cleaning and disinfecting to protect public health; and

WHEREAS, according to the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA), a worldwide trade association for the cleaning industry, cleaned and disinfected surfaces reduce virus concentration by 41.7% and when combined with hand hygiene, this increases to 85.4%; and

WHEREAS, ISSA research indicates that nearly three in five individuals are more aware of surface cleanliness when they are out in public, and over half say that they would be more likely to frequent a business if it provided evidence that their facility has been properly disinfected; and

WHEREAS, manufacturers and distributors produce and deliver crucial cleaning and hygiene products; and

WHEREAS, essential frontline cleaning professionals work tirelessly to keep our schools, hospitals, workplaces, and other spaces healthy and safe for all; and

WHEREAS, there is a national effort to celebrate the cleaning industry and to bring attention to the importance of ensuring clean and sanitary conditions at work, school, and home;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize March 26-April 1, 2023, as NATIONAL CLEANING WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of our citizens.