In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, North Carolina and Greenville-Pitt County are making both resident and visitor safety and peace of mind the top priority as our businesses begin to reopen and people start to venture out again this summer.
With public safety in mind, the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association, Visit North Carolina, the NC Department of Health & Human Services, and NC State University Extension have collaboratively developed and launched an innovative public health initiative offering guidance on how to safely reopen our restaurants and other businesses, while also addressing customer's need for trustworthy safety standards across our state.
Count on Me NC is a mutual pledge that empowers guests and businesses to each do their part to help keep everyone safe and protected. Count on Me NC provides a FREE evidence-based training program with specific guidance for restaurants, hotels, attractions, and other businesses on safety best practices during North Carolina's phased reopening following Governor Cooper's initial COVID-19 stay-at-home order.
All five training modules are available now, please select and complete the ones that best suit your business or organization:
Restaurant: Owners & Operators
Restaurant: Front of House Staff
Restaurant: Back of House Staff
All Businesses: Cleaning & Disinfecting Surfaces for COVID-19 Management
General Best Practices for COVID-19 Management
Training modules only take about 20-30 minutes, and once training is complete, businesses and organizations receive access to register as a participating business on the Count on Me NC website, a downloadable Count on Me NC Certificate to display in their business, and a marketing tool-kit with more ways promote their participation in this statewide program to their customers!
Individuals can take the Count on Me NC Guest Pledge and join the effort to keep everyone safe across North Carolina by always doing the following when patronizing businesses:
Wear a cloth face covering like a mask or scarf.
Wait your turn by maintaining six feet of physical distance from others.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.
Use contactless delivery or takeout options if you have been recently exposed to, or have symptoms of, COVID-19.
Be patient and kind to staff and other guests as we all try to adjust to a new normal.
Customers are encouraged to look for Count on Me NC logos and certificates at businesses and organizations across the state for the assurance that both staff and guest safety is their top priority!
Please join us in the #CountOnMeNC Movement and check out this map to see the nearly 2,400 businesses participating across North Carolina: https://countonmenc.org/participating-businesses/
Greenville-Pitt County Businesses & Organizations Currently Participating in Count on Me NC:
Restaurants/Bars: Basil's, Restaurant, CD's Grill, Starlight Cafe & Farm, Luna Pizza Cafe, Christy's Euro Pub, Dickinson Avenue Public House, Moore's Olde Tyme Barbecue, Cafe Duo, Smashed Waffles, Mellow Mushroom, Molly's Community Cafe, Carolina Ale House, China King, Bojangles- Greenville Boulevard, Sappari, The Juicy Crab, Gwendy's Goodies
Hotels/Lodging: Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Baymont Inn & Suites, Ronald McDonald House of Eastern NC
Outdoors/Attractions: East Carolina University, Rock Springs Center, Greenville Museum of Art
Retail: Music Academy of Eastern NC, STARS Twirl Studio, The Y Fitness, Keller Williams: Points East Realty
Other: Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau, East Carolina University School of Hospitality Leadership, NC Cooperative Extension- Pitt County Center, Next Level Cleaning Services, Sodexo-Greenville
Our team at Visit Greenville, NC is committed to doing all we can and encouraging our local tourism partners to do the same to help keep our Greenville-Pitt County residents and visitors safe. All of our Visit Greenville, NC staff have completed all five training modules to obtain Count on Me NC Certification for the Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau as we prepare to return to our offices and reopen our Visitors Center soon!
Please feel free to reach out to us at Visit Greenville, NC if you have any questions or need any assistance. We are all in this together, so let’s all do our part!