Warm Spring Greetings from D.L.!Download this Letter
I hope you and your loved ones remain in good health, finding myriad ways to engage in fruitful vocation during a challenging time.
Each year the inviting Spring warmth reawakens our eagerness to tackle gardening and landscape chores, only to recoil upon us with a blustery reminder of Winter’s persistence. While this weekend’s chill is akin to any other Spring in Chicago, clearly this year is not the same.
With Friday’s mandate from Governor Pritzker that all non-essential business be shut down through April 7 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, D.L.MOFFETT will suspend on-site operations of garden and landscape work during this time. Up to this point, our company and all of our employees have been practicing all recommendations set forth by the CDC, and we will continue to abide by these practices going forward. You can download the Illinois mandates here:
However, as our Snow and Ice Control Service does fall into the essential “Critical Trades” category listed on the Governor’s decree with respect to providing “services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences . . . “ (see attached), we will be providing Snow and Ice Control Service as usual for those clients who have been receiving such service this season up to this point. We likely would lean toward delivery of the service at the culmination of the snow event, in an effort to minimize unnecessary work or contact. If you have any specific needs for the timing of our delivery, please let me know directly. Of course, under the circumstances, if you would prefer we not provide such services or if you deem such service to be non-essential for you in the coming weeks, please let me know directly. Thank you.
We eagerly anticipate getting back in the Garden this Spring and hope this hiatus is not long. Meanwhile, working remotely, we will continue to advance various upcoming projects, as much can be done electronically. If you anticipate any special projects you are interested in working on with us this year, I would love to hear from you, as this will allow us to plan most appropriately.
I will be updating you in the weeks ahead regarding any developments affecting our Services, and in an effort to be mindful of the health of your Gardens as well as that of our Communities.
Let me know if you have any questions at all, now or in the weeks ahead. You can always reach out to me directly at any time. Finally, please let me know if there is any better way we can serve you or communicate with you.
Wishing you much health.
David L. Moffett