The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

ACI Launches “Healthy Returns”: New Toolkit Contains Important Cleaning, Hygiene Reminders for Reopened Businesses and Offices

Healthy Returns
  • American Cleaning Institute Offers Free Resource to Help Keep Employees, Customers Healthy and Safe
  • Toolkit Available Online at

As communities across the nation begin the reopening process stemming from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) announced the roll-out of Healthy Returns, a free online toolkit for small businesses and offices containing concise, easy to understand reminders on hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting that are crucial to keeping the workplace healthy and safe.

The guidance and checklists are adapted from public health recommendations for businesses to ensure a safe and successful reopening, as well as to reinforce confidence among the workforce and customers through effective cleaning and disinfecting best practices.

The toolkit includes resources such as checklists to help guide internal assessments; posters and handouts to encourage and educate employees on proper disinfecting protocols in shared spaces; and decals for businesses to display reinforcing their dedication to cleanliness and health.

“For years, the American Cleaning Institute has been dedicated to sharing information on the safe and proper use of cleaning and hygiene products,” said Melissa Hockstad, ACI President & CEO. “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.”

While Healthy Returns is currently focused on supporting the reopening process for businesses, the program will also launch key guidance on cleaning and disinfecting protocols for schools that plan to re-open later in the year.

For organizations interested in sharing or distributing the Healthy Returns toolkit, please contact

For more information on ACI’s Healthy Returns efforts, visit:

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.

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