When it comes to reopening, a lot of workplaces may not know where to start to ensure cleanliness.

Fortunately, the American Cleaning Institute created Healthy Returns, a new digital toolkit for small businesses that offers cleaning and disinfecting best practices for offices. Based on public health recommendations, the guidelines are aimed at helping ensure successful reopenings and to reassure consumers.

Beyond the digital toolkit, the program offers printable posters, checklists, handouts, and decals that highlight that a given office or workplace is taking part in the program.

In a news release, ACI President and CEO Melissa Hockstead emphasized that the new program is an extension of the association’s longtime focus on cleanliness.

“For years, the American Cleaning Institute has been dedicated to sharing information on the safe and proper use of cleaning and hygiene products,” she said. “As businesses and offices gradually reopen in stages during the global pandemic, we want to provide them with the tools they need to help guide their daily cleaning and hygiene routines. We know it’s important to show their employees and their customers that they are committed to proper cleaning, hygiene and health.”


Healthy Returns Resources

The Healthy Returns toolkit includes resources designed for businesses to deploy in their workplace to help guide efforts and communicate the importance of safety and health as a priority and solution for successful reopening. All materials align with key public health guidelines with an added emphasis on hygiene and disinfecting protocols.


Display this poster in common areas as a reminder to employees and visitors of the simple steps they can take to maintain a healthy and safe work environment.

Workforce Checklist

Share this checklist with your team as a reminder of the critical cleaning and disinfecting steps they can take to keep themselves and the workplace clean and safe.

Employer Checklist

Keep this checklist on-hand or on display for step-by-step cleaning guidance from public health organizations to reinforce for your teams how dedicated you are to keeping them healthy and safe.

Dirty Dozen Handout

Display this as a visual reminder for your team of commonly touched surfaces and how they should be routinely disinfected to keep the workplace clean and safe.