The Tree Care Industry and COVID-19

Updated August 21, 2020

TCIA advises our members to check back to this page often for updates on actions by Congress and other COVID-19 news that may impact the tree care industry. Many of the links on this website will bring you to outside websites.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. The virus has now spread beyond China's borders to dozens of countries, infecting over one hundred thousand people worldwide as of March 12, 2020. You can read what we know about COVID-19 here. As this virus begins to spread in the United States, businesses, employers, and employees need to be prepared for its potential impacts across the economy. Click here to read the latest guidance on stopping the spread of the coronavirus from the White House.

Putting Safety First

The safety of your employees and customers is your company’s top priority, and how you respond to health and safety concerns has a direct impact on employee confidence and morale. Take steps now to educate yourself and your employees, review your internal policies and procedures, and you will be better prepared for disruptive events like this in the future.

What is being done to fight COVID-19?

Flattening The CurveThe Small Business Administration (SBA) has made available low-interest disaster recovery loans to small businesses that have been severely impacted by the developing situation. That said many lawmakers, industries, and small businesses are calling on Congress to pass additional stimulus measures as concerns rise that COVID-19 will hurt the economy more than previously expected.

Resources and Guidance

Here are some ways Tree Care Businesses can stay up to date and provide support until the virus is contained: