Return to Work Resources

Last updated May 26, 2020

As the restrictions set in place around the world to limit the spread of COVID-19 are beginning to ease, millions of workers will soon return to shared facilities like offices and manufacturing floors. No one set of rules is right for all environments, so we have compiled resources on how to safely reopen a wide variety of office settings, including best practices for keeping physical spaces clean, symptom checkers for employees, and advice from the state of Minnesota on how to build your company’s return-to-work plan.

We’ll be monitoring reports from companies that have returned to work and updating this page based on their needs and the conditions they’re observing in their facilities.

If you need additional resources or have some to share, please email Gabriela Spence at


Templates and Checklists

MN DEED: Employer Preparedness Checklist

U.S. Chamber: Ready to Reopen Playbook

MN Chamber: Return to Work Employer Checklist

MN Chamber: Return to Work Safely Best Practices

Lears: Safe Work Playbook

Arthur J. Gallagher: Checklist for Reopening Facilities


MN Symptom Screener

Guidance and Resources

MN DEED: Returning to Work (Businesses)

MN DEED: Reopening Non-Critical Businesses

MN Department of Labor: MNOSHA Compliance

Arthur J. Gallagher: Return to the Workplace Guide

Ecolab: Commercial Facilities Resource Library

Ecolab: Long Term Care Resource Library

BIO: Coronavirus Resources

AdvaMed: MedTech Resource Center


MAA Webinar: Stop the Spread

MN DEED: Safely Back to Work

MN Chamber: Return to Work Webinars 


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