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March 26 Colorado Stay-Home Order

As of March 26, the entire state is under a Stay-at-Home order. Based on the Order, dated March 25, CNGA believes that most businesses in the green industry fall into one or more exemption categories. For horticulture growers, your business determination as ‘critical’ is pretty straightforward – you are considered agriculture. For landscape contractors, suppliers and other green industry professionals, the determination is a bit more nuanced.

As you can see from the categories on the list, they are very general (see below) and while we can offer guidance, businesses that must make the determination for themselves and communicate carefully with employees and customers. Read further clarification about agricultural businesses from Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, Kate Greenberg. 

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New Mexico Stay-at-Home Order

Read the Stay-at-Home Order here.

The state of NM lists the following businesses as essential businesses which may remain open: (our comments in parentheses)

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Marketing Ideas in the COVID-19 Atmosphere

Please contribute your ideas in the comments below! Or email to [email protected]

Go virtual!

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Making it Work!

Making it Work!

How are your colleagues in Colorado and New Mexico living with the new COVID-19 guidelines? We will post stories here as we receive them - and please submit to [email protected] if you would like to share. How has your business been affected? Are you still fulfilling orders? Any order cancellations? Delivery issues?  Any insights would be appreciated and useful for other members to know. 

March 26 - This is our peak production time. We split our employees into two groups and they are working 12 hour shifts every other day. Most office staff is working remotely. So fare, attendance is great and the work is getting accomplished on time.  The city of Denver allowed one of our landscape customers to plant the 16th Street Mall with pansies yesterday.

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