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Recommended Practices for Landscape Contractors

As many states look to begin reopening and bringing more people back to work, LCA and its members have compiled a list of practices that they are adopting to help protect the safety of their crews.

  • Post signage of CDC guidelines in English/Spanish and provided to all crews

  • Require each person in a truck to have their own window/door (2 people in a regular cab, 4 in a crew cab)

  • Have drivers wipe down trucks each morning before leaving the yard

  • Provide crews with hand sanitizer spray bottles (1 per truck)

  • Have teams to report directly to trucks with no entry into offices (signage posted) 

  • Provide surgical masks every week and more frequently as needed/requested

  • If crew member tests positive for COVID, do not allow other crew member(s) to return to work the next day and no work until they have a COVID test

  • Have trucks wiped down at the end of each day by crew with assigned bleach sprayers and towels (time to be added to route sheet)

  • Return keys and daily paperwork at end of day to outside dispatch board

  • Do not have crews knock on clients door or interact with client in person unless client comes outside and all crew members are wearing masks and maintaining proper distance


  • Do not allow access to shop except to access restroom, one person in, one person out of the office at a time

  • Do not allow employees to enter shop/office without permission from the manager (mask must be work when inside for any reason)


  • Have architects, designers, and account managers work remotely 

  • Set up a Zoom account for office and client meetings

  • Leave packages/deliveries outside

  • Wipe down common surfaces 2 times per day with disinfectant wipes

  • Provide hand sanitizer in all common areas

  • Provide masks and gloves for all managers who interact with field team members or clients

  • Provide masks to office personal upon request

  • Have all architects, designers, and account managers observe social distancing guidelines when meeting on-site with clients or crews

  • Put all networking and company gatherings on hold indefinitely



LCA COVID-19 Webinars


April 20, 2020

LCA State of the Industry: COVID-19 - Insurance and Financial Planning: Where Does COVID-19 Take Us?

Shawn P. McLaughlin, AIF, Founder & CEO, McLaughlin Ryder Investments, Inc.
Paige PiercePresident, McLaughlin Ryder Investments, Inc.
Michael J. McCartin, CPCU, President, Joseph W. McCartin Insurance, Inc.




April 13, 2020

LCA State of the Industry: COVID-19 - The Conversation Continues


Ken Thompson, Director, Quality and Efficiency - Ruppert Landscape (Maryland, DC, Virginia)
Chuck Whealton, Director of Quality and Efficiency, Maintenance - Ruppert Landscape (Maryland, DC, Virginia)
Alan Jones, Owner Manor View Farms, Monkton, MD



April 6, 2020

LCA State of the Industry: COVID-19 -What Steps Are Landscape Businesses Taking Now?


Michael Martin, President, Live Green Landscape (Maryland, DC, Virginia)
Kevin McHale, President, McHale Landscape Design, Inc. (Maryland, DC, Virginia)
Ken Thompson, Director, Quality and Efficiency, Ruppert Landscape (Maryland, DC, Virginia)
Mike Schoeni, Regional Vice President, SavATree (Massachusetts to Georgia)
Doug Erickson, District Manager, SavATree (New York)



FFCRA And The New CARES Act: What Do They Mean For Employers and SBA Loans?



Preparing for the possibility that the CEO Tests Positive


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COVID–19 State Announcements

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.



September 1, 2020—Governor Hogan Press Conference

August 12, 2020—Joint Covid-19 Response Legislative Workgroup

June 22, 2020—Governor Hogan Press Conference



March 30, 2020 the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia issued a Temporary Stay at Home Order effective immediately through June 10, 2020.

March 23, 2020 the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia has issued this  Executive Order. Directive Number 5, bullet points 5 and 6 are relative to landscape professionals' business and appear to exempt landscape related companies from closing.


March 24, 2020   District of Columbia Mayor’s Order . Item IV. Definitions; 1. Essential Businesses; j. Construction and Building Trades appears to be relevant to landscape companies.



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