"Workplace Restart" Initiative Launches Next Week

The Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board in partnership with the Mask the City project will provide masks and trainings to local business

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (APRIL 24, 2020) - In partnership with the Mask the City, community-wide effort, the Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board is launching the Workplace Restart initiative. This innovative effort will provide Nightingale Face Masks and COVID- 19 health training to local employers and their staff. This program will be available for employers middle of next week. Visit MaskTheCity.com for more information.

As companies prepare to reopen, they are charged with protecting their staff and customers during a global pandemic, the Workplace Restart initiative is focused on getting business back to work while ensuring the health and safety of our workforce. The Workplace Restart initiative will provide up to two quality face masks for each employee of participating companies and provide COVID- 19 workplace health and safety training for employers and employees.

"Workplace Restart ensures essential resources and educational tools are available for local businesses. Programs like Workplace Restart and Mask the City are critical to building public confidence and workforce safety while reinvigorating our communities, as we move away from Stay At Home orders," said Matthew Dolge, Executive Director of the Piedmont Triad Regional Council.

"As we prepare as a business community to reopen, we are proud to partner with the Piedmont Triad Regional Council and Mask the City to ensure our small business community is well-informed and protected. These steps will help keep employees and the public safer as we all strive to keep transmission rates down and continue to progress through a phased reopening," said Mark Owens, the President of Greater Winston Salem Inc.

Next week interested employers may visit MaskTheCity.com to begin the simple Workplace Restart application process and more details on how their company can receive their masks after completing the application.

Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board (PTRWDB)

PTRWDB is a division of Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC). PTRWDB serves the counties of Caswell, Davie, Forsyth, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin. The mission of PTRWDB is to assist the development of the regional workforce to meet the needs of employers now and into the future. Members of the board include representatives of PTRC, regional employers and community colleges. PTRWDB oversees local area NCWorks Career Centers and NextGen Youth Program and are a part of the state and national Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act system. For more information about PTRWDB, visit www.ptrc.org.

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