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Our Green Industry Is Essential

Friday, March 20, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jennifer Addington
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Our Green Industry is Essential! 


As we all watch our leaders in D.C., here in our state, and in our cities and counties do their best to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been much talk of closing non-essential businesses.  We have been hard at work to have the green industry included in the essential designation.  Here is a copy of the letter we sent to Commissioner Black and other officials at the state and local levels.  Yesterday afternoon, the GDA sent a press release that included the green industry in its definition of critical infrastructure. 

However, many decisions around COVID-19 response still lies in the hands of our county and city officials.  After much effort yesterday from GGIA members and other industry members, we were able to ensure that Green Industry companies could continue to operate in Athens-Clarke County around the mandatory shelter in place order.  While it is a win, we do expect other cities to establish similar responses, and we will continue to monitor the situation closely. 

If you are experiencing similar challenges in your area, please reach out to GGIA for assistance.  We are here to help our industry however we can. We can be reached at 706-632-0100.

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