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Contractors: What to Do If This is the New Normal for Awhile?

Contractors - What to Do If This Is the New Normal For Awhile?
WEBINAR - Tuesday, March 31st • 1:: p.m.-2: p.m. 


Speaker: Kirk Armstrong, Armstrong Coaching, LLC

We are in unprecedented times. You can’t be on job sites. You can’t meet people at their businesses or homes. You can’t be around others in close proximities. How will you maintain your business? How will you grow? You will learn:: - What you can do in a “shelter in home” to help your business; Action steps you can take to set yourself up for more ‘wins’ when things change; Radical sales ideas for radical times


Cost:: - FREE

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March 26, 2020 - Governor Whitmer has just announced that she has requested that President Trump declares Michigan a Federal Disaster. She also emphasized specifically that she has put in place a Shelter in Place Executive Order this past Monday that is the most aggressive in the country. It has been made very clear that only services that are deemed critical to human life are deemed critical businesses. Many businesses operating throughout the state in our industry and many others are now very strongly discouraged from operating. Her exact words were, those who do violate the law will be subject to losing their license.This is exactly the type of clarification we have been seeking all week from our Governor. 

March 25, 2020 - 
At this time we still have not received word from the Governor's office clarifying the essential service exemption for the industry. 
However, it has been suggested that all providers carry a copy of the federal exemption with them and to limit crews to one per vehicle. Masks should also be provided to employees. 
Many contractors are basing their decision on the circumstances of what services they are providing. If they are approached they can cite the federal exemption but this may not prevent local enforcement. That will obviously be left to individual jurisdictions.
This is not a recommendation by the Association, however, measures that businesses can take as we wait for Governor Whitmer's clarification deeming our industry essential or non-essential. For more information, click here.
CISA Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce
March 25, 2020 - Oakland County Issues New Health Order for Essential Businesses to Screen Employees. All member businesses based in Oakland County are now subject to new rules. Oakland County has adopted Public Health Code, MCL 333.2453, see link below. 
Resource Link: Staff Screening Checklist for Businesses
March 24, 2020 - The MGIA is working along with our lobbyist to obtain clarity to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order and establish our industry as an Essential Business. We will keep you informed. 

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Offers State by State COVID-19 Guidance


Class Cancellations

The following classes have been cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions. They will be rescheduled at a future date.

• CARTS Certified Applicator Training & MDARD Exam -  March 23-25, 2020 
• CARTS Recertification Training - March 23-25, 2020.
• Skid Steer Loader Training  - March 26, 2020
• Tree Injection Symposium - March 31, 2020