With these uncertain times, many business owners are not only confused, but panicked with questions of how to operate their businesses in the face of the COVID-19 virus. Additionally, homeowners may feel uncertain and unsafe when it comes to maintaining and scheduling routine household services.
While many areas are in the midst of substantial shut downs, the government has published a list of industries that are exempt from closure and are allowed to continue regular business operation. It is important to note that landscaping services fall under the "Services to Building and Dwellings" exemption category.
According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals, landscape services are deemed essential due to the following reasons:
In short, lawn care services are essential to maintaining a healthy environment, and these services can still be completed while adhering to social-distancing.
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When conducting business, it is essential to maintain minimal contact with customers and the public.
Lawn Love proudly offers paperless, instant quotes and payments. All communication can be completed via the customer’s Lawn Love account on a computer or mobile device. This digitally-managed alternative is safer than traditional lawn care practices that involve in-person estimates and person-to-person handling of payments of cash or check.
Lawn pros can maintain the CDC recommended 6 foot safe social distance spacing from customers and other people, as yard maintenance is done outdoors in open spaces. However, if in-person contact with a customer is necessary, please ask for cooperation in keeping at least six feet of distance.
Additionally, we recommend adhering to the following practices:
General safety tips:
Safety tips for lawn professionals:
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By following these tips, and practicing safe social distancing, we can all help flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19. The main priority is staying safe and making sure hospitals aren’t broken by an influx of COVID-19 patients.
For more information, the CDC’s Coronavirus website is: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
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