BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Landscapers have been deemed essential under New York State's PAUSE executive order, with the state allowing only essential services.
The state has updated its guidance for landscapers now allowing them to mulch properties along with clean up work and grass cutting. New plantings, designs, etc. are still not allowed.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz made the announcement on Twitter Thursday.
Based on further guidance received from NYS and health officials, landscapers/lawn services are allowed to mulch properties they serve. New plantings, designs, etc. are still not allowed. Thank you for your patience on this issue. pic.twitter.com/V3aXLKHgem— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) May 7, 2020
As of May 7 the NYS PAUSE executive order runs until May 15. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said the state will take a regional approach to reopening as well as reopen in different phases.
On May 6 Poloncarz said "I am personally of the opinion, because of the issues we dealt with in Erie County, that we will probably not open on May 15, but I think we have a very good chance of opening on June 1."