The Governor of the State of Maryland announced revised orders regarding closures of non-essential businesses and other establishments responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This current order exempts landscapers from business closure under provision Number 2: Businesses, Organizations, and Facilities That May Remain Open, Section b: The Commercial Facilities Sector: Line ii and reads, “Building and property maintenance companies, including without limitation plumbers, electricians, HVAC service companies, roofers, environmental services companies, exterminators, arborists, and landscapers.” More information regarding the order is found HERE. You may find the Office of Legal Counsel’s interpretive Guide useful as well.

On March 23, 2020 the Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia has issued this Executive Order.

On March 24, 2020 the office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia issued this Mayor’s Order.

We encourage all businesses to follow CDC guidelines.

While these directives are in effect and during this unsettling time, LCA encourages all landscape professionals and companies to make decisions felt to be best for the health and safety of employees and customers. As we learn more in the MVA region, we will post updates and encourage all to seek information about governmental regulations in this rapidly changing environment.

These are challenging times, but together, we will get through this.


Landscape Contractors Association MD•DC•VA (LCA)

LCA helps to advance the success of landscape professionals and businesses by providing education on industry best practices, sharing updates, and helping to connect the local green community. Through our awards and certification programs, we recognize exceptional work and test technical proficiency—making our members highly sought after by consumers.



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