The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

ACI, Industry Allies Urge Officials to Prioritize COVID Tests for Critical Infrastructure Workers

  • 30+ Trade Groups say lack of testing could negatively impact supply chains

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) was among the signers of letters sent by more than 30 trade associations to President Biden and the National Governors Association calling for the prioritization of COVID tests for critical infrastructure employees.

The Critical Infrastructure Supply Chain Council (CISCC) is a coordinated effort of over 30 trade organizations committed to addressing both long- and short-term supply chain challenges and weaknesses, including those caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The letters, sent January 5, stated that “it is becoming increasingly clear that the spread of Omicron poses the challenge of rapid disruption to America’s critical supply infrastructure sectors. These sectors and the industries they represent depend on essential workers, all of whom contribute to ensure the health, safety and well-being of Americans every day.

“Critical for sustaining this supply chain is the availability of accurate, readily available testing supplies to slow the spread of COVID-19, in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

CISCC asked the Biden Administration to “accelerate efforts to ensure test kit and supply availability and recognize the essential role of the industries represented below, by taking steps that would prioritize testing availability and access to tests for our nation’s critical infrastructure.”

Read the letters sent to President Biden and the National Governors Association on ACI’s Coronavirus Policy Page.

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI – is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. ACI members include the manufacturers and formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and chemical distributors. ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.