Date: March 25, 2020

To: All IPLLA and IICC Members

From:Bob Andrews

 Executive Director

Subject: Landscape and Lawn Care Declared Essential Businesses

Yesterday evening, we received official word regarding our industry status under Executive Order 20-08. Below is what has been declared:

“Landscaping and lawn care service providers are considered essential business under the Governors Executive Order 20-08.

We urge employers and businesses to use best judgment in determining their ability to comply with social distancing requirements. Along with the Governor’s executive order, businesses should also abide by any order or mandates established by local governments. All residents and businesses should continue to maintain best practices or implement policies as recommended by the CDC.”

Indiana Economic Development Corporation COVID Response Team

We thus feel that our IPLLA/IICC Members may continue to conduct operations, as outlined above, during the period of March25 through April 7, 2020.