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COVID-19 Resources

We urge every nursery, greenhouse and landscape business to implement logical, common-sense practices to reduce transmission, thereby keeping more people safe and making the public health response the most effective it can be.

The links below will be updated as new information becomes available.

 

Latest News & Updates

Nursery Crops and the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Are you a nursery crop or cut flower producer whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. Announced on August 11, 2020 with applications accepted between August 17 and September 11, 2020.

The Paycheck Protection Program: What you need to know a prerecorded webinar brought to you by MNLA and the generosity of the Ohio Landscapers Association recorded on June 2, 2020

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) updates as of April 27, 2020

Operating Safely During COVID-19: Examples Provided by the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association

Resources By State/Province from the Nursery & Landscape Association of North America (NLAE)

Nurseries Guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Massachusetts COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses

COVID-19 Essential Services FAQs

County Declarations and Policies in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Construction Supplemental Guidelines as of April 2, 2020

Construction Enforcement Procedures as of April 2, 2020

 

MNLA Communications

A letter from Peter Mezitt, MNLA President to Governor Baker (03/23/20)

A letter from MNLA President Peter Mezitt to Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito (03/20/20)

A letter from MNLA President Peter Mezitt to Garden Retailers regarding COVID-19 (03/19/20)

A letter from Peter Mezitt, MNLA President (03/19/20)


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Disaster Loan Assistance

Click here to apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or send an email for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is December 18, 2020.


Other Important Links and Information

Coronavirus Landscape Resource Center and Workplace Tools various resources from Greenius

Order Bulk Face Masks for your Crew

Small Business Ask for Help Toolkit (provided by the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts)

 

COVID-19 and the American Workplace

A message from Commissioner Lebeaux

AmericanHort: Coronavirus Resource Center

Childcare, Small Business Tax Relief and Unemployment Insurance Legislation in MA Related to COVID-19 as of March 18, 2020

CDC: Steps to Prevent Illness

CDC: Resources for Businesses and Employers

OSHA: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Mass.gov: COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses

MA Department of Public Health: Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

NALP: COVID-19 Resources for Lawn Care and Landscape Companies

COVID-2019 infographic for posting in all public places

A short video for social media, waiting rooms, and other locations

Massachusetts 2-1-1: Massachusetts residents are urged to use 2-1-1 for information, resources, and referrals regarding COVID-19

Homeland Security deems agriculture as ‘critical infrastructure’ amid COVID-19 pandemic

MDAR: Considerations for Fruit and Vegetable Growers Related to Coronavirus & COVID-19