The PTRC is monitoring COVID-19 and incorporating operational modifications as needed to protect the citizens we serve, our members, our partners, and our staff.  Our office will re-open on Monday, May 18th to staff, however, the office is still closed to visitors without a prior appointment.   Where applicable, meetings will continue to be held via teleconference. Staff will be available via phone and email. More
Workplace Restart

 Now accepting applications from Forsyth County organizations.

Helping Organizations Safely Reopen

COVID-19 has changed the way we operate in the workplace. As we move towards reopening, the safety of employers, employees, and customers is of the utmost importance. To help prepare your team to return to work with the appropriate precautions, the Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board has developed a two-module training program. Organizations participating in the Workplace Restart initiative will receive COVID-19 specific safety training and up to 2 protective face masks for each employee, subject to availability.



This initiative is intended for organizations to register on behalf of their employees. Each business should complete one registration form and indicate the total number of employees in need of training and protective face masks. Please click the link below and complete the registration form. A member of our Business Solutions Team will contact you about next steps to complete training and obtain protective face masks for employees, subject to availability.


Training Modules

Workplace Restart consists of two COVID-19 specific modules:  

          Module I – Workplace Readiness

In this module, trainees will understand the steps needed to prepare the workplace for operation in the wake of COVID-19. This includes OSHA recommendations for shared spaces, facilities setup, and best practice for safely bringing employees back to on-site operations. This module is intended for leadership, management, and human resources.

          Module II – Employee Readiness

In this module, trainees will learn best practice for social-distancing, proper handwashing, and other personal safety measures. This module is intended for all staff and employees.


Protective Face Masks

Upon completion of Module I employer training, employers will be provided with up to two protective face masks per employee, subject to availability. Details regarding face masks will be provided following registration.



Now accepting applications from Forsyth County businesses. Some restrictions may apply to this initiative. Masks will be distributed subject to availability. 

 The Workplace Restart initiative is funded using federal grant dollars. For this reason, personal details are required for each participant for funding purposes only. These details are kept secure and are not shared for any reason.

Mask the City

Workplace Restart is an initiative of Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board in partnership with Mask the City.

The Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Program is an equal opportunity employer/program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Local area NCWorks Career Centers and NCWorks NextGen Youth Programs operate under the guidance of Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board and are part of the state and national Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act system.