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Let Wisconsin Landscape and Maintenance Contractors Work!

This petition had 10,701 supporters

Landscape contractors and maintenance companies are currently not included on the governor's list of essential services during the Stay at Home Order. 

We are one of the few industries that can claim a safe work environment, working outdoors and easily able to maintain safe distances between employees. The landscape industry has the best chance of any industry to NOT affect the public.  We work outdoors.  Our employee demographic is one that has less adverse symptoms with COVID-19.  We can follow CDC guidelines for social distancing.  We can provide hand sanitizer for each of our crews.  We have provided a way to sanitize tools.  All employees can drive separately.  There are no tandem mowers, shovels, machines, etc.  Distancing our employees is easy, both from each other and clients. 

Our clients are not simply wealthy people who do not want to do the work themselves.  Some are elderly, many who do not have the strength to equipment to get the job done.

Under the listing for Critical Trades on the WEDC website; it lists the following as essential services:  Building and Construction Tradesmen and Tradeswomen, and other trades including but not limited to plumbers, electricians, exterminators, cleaning and janitorial staff for commercial and governmental properties, security staff, operating engineers, HVAC, painting, moving and relocation services, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, Essential Activities, and Essential Businesses and Operations.

With the number of people currently unemployed due to this situation, we can provide much needed employment to thousands, not to mention tax revenue for the state. We are men and women that care about our state and our local communities.  This is a gross oversight on the part of the State of Wisconsin and we hope this is corrected immediately. Let landscapers help keep Wisconsin economy afloat.

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