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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Count on Me NC Establishes Safety Guidance for Reopening Businesses


The North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA) has joined forces with industry leaders, academic partners, and state officials on an innovative public health initiative for safely reopening restaurants and other businesses while addressing consumers’ need for trustworthy standards. Called Count On Me NC , the program provides specific guidance to restaurants, hotels, and other businesses on best practices on protecting guests for the phased reopening after Gov. Cooper’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order.

Count On Me NC centers on an evidence-based training program that provides specific guidance to restaurants, hotels, attractions and other businesses on best practices for North Carolina’s phased reopening after the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. A companion public relations component will encourage consumers to join the effort to keep everyone safe with a Guest Pledge . The campaign will also direct consumers to look for certificates and Count on Me NC logos for assurance that a business has completed the voluntary, no-cost training.

Count On Me NC is a public-private partnership conceived by the NCRLA Foundation and developed with the NC Department of Health and Human ServicesNC State Extension and Visit North Carolina .  

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