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WSNLA Update: Landscape Included in Phase I Re-open

Monday, May 4, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Breanne Chavez
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May 1, 2020

Today, Governor Inslee announced his Phased Approach for Re-opening Washington Businesses.  Landscaping is listed in Phase I. For industries being newly released in this phase, industry safety protocols must be in place.

In advance of this order, WSNLA advocated the landscape industry for inclusion in phase I reopen to The Governor's executive staff, and with key legislators. Last week, safety and sanitation protocols, in line with recently released construction protocols and with landscape industry safety protocols nationwide, were shared with policymakers. Over the coming days, The Governor's Office will be working with industries to ensure appropriate safety protocols are in place. Today, WSNLA Lobbyist Heather Hansen communicated with agency contacts to help move this action forward.

While Governor Inslee specifically noted May 15 as a date to have newly released industries up and running, it is our hopeful goal to achieve this sooner for the landscape industry. Also announced today, an extension to the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order through May 31.


Currently,landscape maintenance is operating in a limited capacity to prevent spoliation, imminent damage and emergency repairs.  Landscape construction is now operating to fulfill contractual obligations effective prior to March 23, 2020.

WSNLA will provide updates accordingly as more is known and confirmed.


Breanne Chavez
WSNLA Executive Director
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