Free Training for Managing COVID-19 in Stores

The FoodCoVET University training courses help businesses address and manage risks associated with COVID-19.

June 21, 2021

Coronavirus Rendering

RALEIGH, N.C.—The recently relaunched FoodCoVNET University for Businesses training program provides the necessary knowledge and information needed to manage COVID-19 within businesses as restrictions are relaxed. These courses provide a consistent approach based on state and national guidelines.

These training programs can help equip convenience retailers with valuable information like communicating with staff and customers as well as changes to operations by using the best available science and national standards. FoodCoVNET is a USDA-NIFA funding research and outreach collaboration led by NC State University that focuses on SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 in the food sector. NACS is a stakeholder collaborator.

Each training session is less than 30 minutes and delivered online in an engaging and interactive format. Here are the courses that make up the FoodCoVNET University for Businesses training program:  

Participants will receive a certificate of completion for this training. For more information and to get started, visit FoodCoVNET.

Based on stakeholder feedback, FoodCoVNET has also hosted webinars applicable to the food sector that are now available online for viewing:

Convenience retailers in the food safety space who want to learn more about FoodCoVNET and its work can contact Chris Blasinsky at NACS at for more information.