With the latest Executive Order 7H, we feel fortunate that Governor Lamont has recognized landscaping as an essential service.
Personally, I have always had a deep appreciation for nature and found my purpose in life as a landscape professional. It brings my team and me great satisfaction knowing that every day we are enhancing our client’s properties so that they can spend more time in nature and enjoy a greater appreciation for the outdoors.
We also take pride in helping to maintain your property so that it is a place where you can enjoy the landscape, relax, and feel safe at home with your family.
YardScapes understands than many of you may be sheltering-in-place or working from home. To protect ourselves and our clients while maintaining the privilege of being able to work outside during these uncertain times, we will follow all guidelines put out by the Governor of Connecticut and the CDC regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
As stated by the Governor, “When in public, individuals must practice social distancing and stay six feet apart…”
COVID-19 is believed to spread from person-to-person, primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The virus is also believed to spread by people touching a surface or object and then touching one’s mouth, nose, or eyes.
We will adhere to these practices to help prevent COVIS-19 exposure:
- Frequently and thoroughly wash our hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and running water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching our eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Always maintain a distance of six feet apart when interacting with any person, including co-workers.
- Crews will be one or two person teams. No switching employees between crews until social distancing is no longer required.
- Staying outside is the safest place to be, so no crew members will be in the office.
- Limit collaborating with multiple people in a confined area. Larger discussion groups will be held outside.
I don’t think that any of us could have imagined the far-reaching and lasting impact COVID-19 will have. If anything, this whole situation is a good reminder for all of us that going forward, let’s not take for granted the simple joys and daily routines in our lives.
Let us hope that we all will soon resume our normal activities. And let us come back stronger and more determined.
Let’s continue to be there for one another. Everyone is experiencing this—the anxiety, the uncertainty, the stress. We are in this together, and together we will get through it.
“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”– Duke Ellington
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