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WSNLA: 'Essential Business' & Your Business

Tuesday, March 24, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Breanne Chavez
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Last night, Governor Inslee issued a ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order which will be effective for a minimum of two weeks.  Based on the Governor's list, production nurseries and garden centers are deemed essential. 

WSNLA recognizes there is some ambiguity in regards to the landscape segment of our industry and ‘the essential business' definition posted by Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order issued.  We are working through our counsel, the WA State Department of agriculture and The Governor’s Office, to gain clarity, and will provide further guidance once clarity is provided. 

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As a reminder, businesses exercising their right to remain open are required to implement strategies to address public health and social distancing that protect their employees and customers. Communication regarding these steps to your employees and customers is also required.  To learn more visit www.wsnla.org/COVID19

 


 


Greenhouse Growers, Production Nurseries

Nursery & Tree Production (NAICS 1111421)
This US industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in: 1) growing nursery products, nursery stock, shrubbery, bulbs, fruit stock, sod, and so forth, under cover or in open fields and/or 2) growing short rotation woody trees with a growth and harvest cycle of 10 years or less of pulp or tree stock.

  • Food & Agriculture
    Farm workers and support service workers to include those who field crops
    ; commodity inspection; fuel ethanol facilities; storage facilities; and other agricultural inputs
 

 



Garden Centers, Retail Nurseries
Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores (NAICS 4444220)
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing nursery and garden products, such as trees, shrubs, plants, seeds, bulbs and sod, that are predominantly grown elsewhere. These establishments may sell a limited amount of product they grow themselves.  Also included in this industry are establishments primarily engaged in retailing farm supplies, such as animal (except pet) feed.

  • Other Community-Based Government Operations & Essential Functions
    Commercial Retail Stores, that supply essential sectors, including convenience stores, pet supply stores, auto supplies and repair, hardware and home improvement, garden stores and nurseries that support food cultivation and production, office supply stores that support working-from home, and home appliance retailers.

 

 

Landscape Services

While the Governor’s list did not specifically mention landscape services/lawncare, WSNLA believes there is precedent that it is covered under the following categories.  We are working to gain clarity on this, and will provide further guidance as soon as possible.

Landscaping Services (NAICS 561730)

This industry comprises (1) establishments primarily engaged in providing landscape care and maintenance services and/or installing trees, shrubs, plants, lawns, or gardens and (2) establishments primarily engaged in providing these services along with the design of landscape plans and/or the construction (i.e., installation) of walkways, retaining walls, decks, fences, ponds, and similar structures.


Services to Buildings and Dwellings(NAICS 5617)

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in one of the following: (1) exterminating and pest control services; (2) janitorial services; (3) landscaping services; (4) carpet and upholstery cleaning services; or (5) other services to buildings and dwellings.

  • Other Community-Based Government Operations & Essential Functions
    Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of construction sites and construction projects (including those that support such projects to ensure the availability of needed facilities, transportation, energy and communications; and support to ensure the effective removal, storage, and disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste).
  • Emergency Services Sector - Essential Workforce - Public Works
    Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences.
 


Warmly, 

Breanne Chavez, Executive Director
breanne@wsnla.org, 253.661.6055
Growing the Success of Members!

Resources for Professionals:  www.wsnla.org/COVID19
Source Plants & Products:  
www.FindPlantsPNW.com
Resources for Consumers:
 www.GardenWashington.com


 

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