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as of March 30, 2020 5:30 pm

Thank you for your patience. PLNA continues to work with the Executive Offices of the PA Department of Agriculture and DCED for clarification. This is the latest update we can provide at this time.

PLNA’s responsibility is to advocate for its members and to provide clarification of the state laws and directives.

At this time, per PLNA's earlier clarifications of the Governor's directives, the following businesses are deemed essential/life sustaining and you may continue to operate even if your county is included in the Stay At Home list.

Click on your business type for more information: 

Landscape Services
Greenhouse, Nursery and Floriculture Production

Retail Garden Centers please read the following:

PLNA has submitted a request to the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and the Department of Agriculture to allow all garden centers to be reopened under the Governor’s COViD-19 shutdown order, providing we follow CDC recommendations for social distancing and hygiene. You may download a copy of that request by clicking here. We have not heard back, but need your help! 

If you want to reopen, we suggest you submit a request for exemption directly to DCED. Some garden centers have received exemptions, some have not. Click here for guidance on completing that waiver and additional information for contacting your state legislators.

Any decision to continue operating is at the sole discretion of the business owner. Remember the goal of the Governor’s directive – to minimize the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in our communities. Please make your business decision based on what is best for your employees, customers and suppliers health.

Should you choose to continue to operate, we suggest that you relax attendance policies to allow any employee who is uncomfortable working to stay home and use PTO or apply for UC.  

Governor Wolf's "Stay at Home" Order

as of April 1, 2020 5:30 pm

Governor Wolf's "Stay At Home" Order becomes effective state-wide effective 8:00 pm, April 1, 2020. The order provides a list of allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel. It also list operations that are exempt from this order and that list of exemptions includes previously determined life-sustaining business activities as listed above. Landscape Services and Greenhouse, Nursery and Floriculture Production may continue to operate during the Stay At Home order

Click here for the order

Any additional clarification will be updated and communicated as soon as possible. Keep checking for additional updates.

Stay safe and stay healthy!

If you are considered a green industry business and do not fall within the definitions provided above, please contact Cathy Corrigan at or call 717.238.1673.






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