COVID-19 - More Resources
As of 8 PM March 30th, Governor Hogan issued a mandate for Maryland residents to shelter in place. As arborists, you are considered an essential operation and may remain open. You are not required to stay open if you would like to close. Read the full list of essential businesses here .

Travel to and from work is considered essential. Employees should have a letter indicating their place of employment. You can find a letter attached below. Please complete the empty and highlighted fields then sign the letter.
Employer Action Steps
Communicating with your employee(s) is important for your safety and theirs.

  1. Talk with your employees about coronavirus, how it spreads, and how to prevent getting infected.Let them know what your expectations for them off the clock are.
  2. Print or share CDC fact sheets and posters. Information can be found here.
  3. Clean and disinfect your workplace. Where people may gather (bathroom, lunch room, etc.) or come into contact with a past employee, practice routine cleaning. For example, when one uses a piece of equipment or truck, have them wipe it down with appropriate cleaning supplies.
  4. Provide appropriate cleaning supplies. CDC list of approved antimicrobial cleaning products can be found here.
  5. Review your sick leave policy. If you do not provide sick leave, employees may feel financially obligated to come to work sick. If an employee has any symptoms (found here) of the virus they should self-quarantine for 14 days. View employee rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response, here.
Daily Actions For You
During this unprecedented time, MAA would like to encourage our farmers and their families to take extra precautions to stay safe and healthy!

Best practices include :
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Cover your mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • If you are sick, stay home and call your health care provider
  • Practice social distancing — keep distance between yourself and others and avoid crowds
Social distancing includes :
  • Avoid handshaking, hugging and other intimate types of greeting
  • Avoid non-essential travel (your health care provider may have specific guidance for your situation)
  • Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces
  • Work from home if possible for your work situation
  • Avoid unnecessary errands — consider ways to have essential items, like food and other household supplies, brought to your house through online delivery services or through family or social networks

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Maryland, please click  here .
Office Status
We will continue to serve you during this time. For the quickest response, email Jenell .
Office: 443-262-8491