Lawngevity Landscape & Design LLC Policies and Information for COVID-19
Lawngevity Landscape & Design LLC is striving to be responsive to the COVID-19 virus in a responsible way. We are fortunate that we are in an industry where we are outside and not in close contact cubicles. Still, there may be opportunity for spreading germs. Physical distancing is critical, according to health officials.
In the course of the following weeks, we will work to maintain treatment schedules but you may notice some changes. Here is our company COVID-19 policy. We welcome comments and input to make this better and more responsive:
Things We Are Doing to Prepare for COVID-19
Lawngevity Landscape & Design LLC will continue to function normally unless government officials order otherwise, and as long as we have personnel who are healthy. Working outdoors is one of the safest areas you can be.
We may communicate with clients by email or phone. We can still look at your lawn, trees, plants or any other project and communicate with clients by phone, even if we are talking to someone in the house and watching us through the window. We can also utilize Facetime & WhatsApp for live video estimates and walk through's. Physical distancing is key.
When it comes to payment for services besides physically paying in person by cash or check we also have other ways for our customers to pay. All customers can utilize the pay online link that is listed on the bottom of every invoice we leave. Customers can also pay via Venmo to @Lawngevity-John. Just please note your address and invoice #. Customers can also pay via PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org, just please note your address and invoice #,or if easier you can always contact us direct and make a payment over the phone securely via credit card by calling us at 8732-371-LAWN(5296). Again, for now Physical distancing is key.
In face to face conversation do not shake hands and keep at least 6 feet of physical distancing.
Whenever possible work alone and drive separately. Two in a truck increases the chances of spreading infection and makes physical distancing impossible.
Do a self-assessment each day to check if you have any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.).
Employees who appear to have acute respiratory illness symptoms must stay separate from other employees and go home immediately. Stay away from the business until you have recovered. Physical distancing is very important.
Our sick leave policies are flexible and non-punitive to allow you, when sick, to stay home to care for yourselves, children, or other family members.
Sick employees must stay home until they are free of fever or symptoms (without the use of medication) for at least 24 hours.
We will not require a healthcare provider's note to validate the illness or return to work of employees sick with acute respiratory illness; healthcare provider offices and medical facilities may be extremely busy and not able to provide such documentation in a timely way.
If you feel up to it there may be work from home options available on the computer.
Stay home when sick. Physical distancing is key.
Use cough and sneeze etiquette.
Wash hands frequently and keep hand wash on hand.
Frequently perform enhanced environmental cleaning of commonly touched surfaces, such as workstations, countertops, railings, door handles, and doorknobs.
Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label.
It is important to remember that this is a virus, not the end of civilization. Health officials tell us many of us won't even notice we are sick, and many others will have only mild symptoms. The problem is that this virus is twice as contagious and 10 times as deadly to vulnerable populations as the normal flu. A quick spread through the population would overwhelm our healthcare system and result in the inability of doctors and hospitals to care for those who do get sick. In such a scenario, many could die in those vulnerable populations.
The solution is simple and time tested. Much research has gone into perfecting the approach to slowing the spread. Maintain physical distancing and self-discipline, don't hoard 1,000 rolls of toilet paper (2-3 weeks of food and supplies is a good idea), and stay calm. It will be OK, really it will, if we all do our part.