Your Return-to-Work Guide to Help Set Up a Safe Reopening

Learn the steps your business needs to take to reopen successfully.

Return to work, workplace safety, COVID-19, health and wellness

As businesses reopen after the COVID-19 shutdown, organizations will need to take additional measures for the safety and well-being of their employees, customers and clients. 

“The biggest challenges include preparing the physical environment to accommodate for proper physical distancing, disinfecting and to make sure you’re not creating choke points or points where people congregate,” says John Dony, director of the Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council. “There’s also the challenge of communicating all of this in a way that’s sensible, understandable and not creating fear and anxiety.”

Conquer these challenges and reopen successfully with help from our list, which covers workplace safety, cleaning and disinfecting protocols, workplace design and operational changes, and communication strategies. 

As you use this list, refer to the resources below for more information. For industry-specific guidance, visit, a resource hub from the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Workplace Safety

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Workplace Design

Business Operations