May 15, 2020, Leavenworth, WA - The team behind VRScheduler, a leading software platform for managing staff scheduling and operational task management for the vacation rental industry has launched a series of easy-to-follow online cleaning certification courses designed to support the education and wellbeing of housekeepers and maintenance departments of vacation rentals, condos and boutique hotels. Part of the proceeds from the course will go to the Vacation Rental Housekeeper Relief Fund.

The courses, which are currently available in English and Spanish with more languages planned, teach workers to minimize the spread of COVID-19 as well as how to keep safe themselves whilst working within properties. Concepts are taught in easy to understand, bite-sized lessons followed by short quizzes to solidify understanding.

The courses were developed by experienced housekeepers and hospitality industry experts with content based on guidelines from WHO, CDC, OSHA, FDA as well as review by Washington state regional expert resources. Staff who complete the course will be rewarded with a certificate, and businesses that commit to all their staff completing with the course will receive a badge with a unique number to prove their commitment to staff and guest safety certificate.

Jill Mason, CEO of VRScheduler and founder of Cleaning Certification said; "We developed the Cleaning Certification because primarily we want to support the front line cleaning and maintenance staff that go into hotels and rentals every day to feel empowered through easy to follow guidelines. We also wanted to support property managers to ensure their staff are clearly trained."

Sean Lynn property Manager of Love Leavenworth said; "We have enrolled all our staff in the Cleaning Certification program as we feel strongly that we have a duty of care to both our housekeeping teams and our guests to ensure our business follows best practices in hygiene, cleanliness and personal safety."

For every course that is purchased, $1 is donated to The Housekeeper Relief Fund, a not-for-profit fund set up in light of COVID-19 to provide support to housekeepers, many of whom are economically vulnerable during this time.

For more information on the Cleaning Certification please visit https://www.cleaningcertification.com/

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For PR enquiries:

Jessica Gillingham
Abode PR
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Jill Mason
Founder, Cleaning Certification
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About VRScheduler

VRScheduler is a leading software platform for managing vacation rental staff scheduling and operational task management. The software is built around powerful rules to automate the scheduling of just about any task based on booking dates. Additional features include a drag-and-drop scheduling calendar, employee dashboards, time tracking, payroll support, maintenance tracking and more. VRScheduler provides operational efficiencies for thousands of properties worldwide. For more information, please visit https://www.vrscheduler.com.

About The Housekeeper Relief Fund

The Vacation Rental Housekeeper Relief Fund was established by industry professionals in response to the impact of Covid-19. Housekeepers are the backbone of the hospitality industry, and at times most vulnerable. The Covid-19 global pandemic has left lodging places vacant, many without employment and many unable to meet the needs of their families. The Housekeeper Relief Fund was established by industry professionals to provide support during this critical time of need. For more information or to donate please visit https://www.housekeeperrelieffund.com/