America’s Cleaners: Fighting on the Coronavirus Front Line

America’s Cleaners: Fighting on the Coronavirus Front Line
Reuters
Jonnelle Marte | March 19, 2020

“Everyone is scared,” said Ali, who works for ABM, a maintenance and cleaning firm that employs more than 140,000 people. “We just keep going, let’s do what we can.”

For the three million janitors, housekeepers and maids across America, remote working is not an option. They are on the front line of the war against the virus, often working overnight and weekends to deep clean offices, airports and hotels.

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