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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on July 16, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in North Carolina, we recommend that you visit the state's COVID-19 Information Hub, the North Carolina Department of Commerce or the North Carolina Center for Nonprofit Organizations' Nonprofit Pandemic Resources

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Description of Program and Relief

Safety Training Program for Restaurants and Other Businesses

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association have joined together to create Count on Me NC, a free online training program to help restaurants, hotels, and other businesses learn the best ways to protect customers and employees from COVID-19. The training program includes evidence-based practices on social distancing, employee health, and sanitation to protect people’s health. Participating businesses will receive printable certificates to display in their establishments to show they completed the training.

Government or Lead Agency

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association

Dates Available

Available Now

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

The first phase of Count on Me NC training is designed for restaurants and hospitality businesses that serve food. The program plans to expand to other tourism businesses, including lodging and attractions, and add courses in Spanish, in June.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

General questions can be emailed to

Questions about online training can be emailed to

List of Additional Information

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