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March 19, 2020 - Coronavirus Information for Michigan's Green Industry: A Message from the MNLA Board of Directors

In this uncertain time, your MNLA Board would like to remind you that we are all fortunate to be in an industry that is still able to keep the doors open and, for the most part, continue working at a "social distance".  As we go through this, please remember that we are stronger together. Your Board and the entire MNLA staff are working for you daily.

Let's try to remain upbeat and look at opportunities to share the small victories with our customers and colleagues as a reminder that we will all get through this and be stronger for the journey.

To all of our valued Members - On behalf of the entire MNLA Team, we hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe during this difficult time. As the Coronavirus evolves we bring you these resources to help protect you, your business and your team. These can all be found below. Please note that changes are now occurring hourly and we recommend that you check these resources frequently to ensure that you have the latest information.

MARCH 19, 2020

1.    3/19/2020 - From the MNLA Office:
a.    MNLA Team Update
b.    MNLA Event and Education Postponements/Cancellations
c.    Legislative Actions - Letters to the Governor - Ag Worker Exemption, Essential Business

2.    3/19/2020 - On the National Level:
a.    AmericanHort Addresses Coronavirus Concerns
b.    National Association of Landscape Professionals - Coronavirus Resources for Lawn Care and Landscape Companies
c.    EPA Expands Disinfectants List
d.    Centers for Disease Control Website
e.    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Resources and Summary of Latest Congressional Action on Coronavirus Response
f.    The Garden Center Group

3.    3/19/2020 - On the State Level:
a.    MIOSHA - Coronavirus Guidance for Workplaces
b.    Michigan's Coronavirus Website
       i.     Michigan Governor Executive Orders and Directives
       ii.    Resources for Employers & Workers
c.    Michigan Chamber of Commerce - Coronavirus Toolkit
d.    MI Dept of Labor and Economic Opportunity - Layoff Guidance
e.    MI Dept of Treasury Small Business Taxpayers Provided Tax Assistance
f.    MEDC, State's Small Business Support Organizations Join Forces to Develop Resources for Michigan's Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

4.    Strategies that Your Business is Implementing:
In this time of stress and uncertainty, we lean on each other for support and advice. We encourage you to share the strategies that you are implementing and the concerns and/or questions you are hearing (from employees, suppliers, and/or customers). We'll anonymously post these on the website as a resource. Please send this directly to Amy at Amy@MNLA.org.