Service Update From Natural Landscape Group
Focusing on our valued clients and the communities we all live in is our key priority throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We have taken every opportunity to plan for our return to operations in a safe and responsible way since halting production on March 25th. We have in place a COVID-19 Health & Safety Policy for our company to follow in order to protect our employees, our clients, and our greater communities. We are committed to maintaining safety at this time by altering our daily operations to align with our province’s and nation’s Chief Medical Officers recommendations as we all navigate our way through this uncertain time.
Whether it is staggered start times, maintaining physical distancing, restricting the number of workers on-site, or personal and site hygiene, we are doing everything we can to mitigate the risks of COVID-19. We will implement measures such as these, as well as many others, to coincide with the measures we have always taken towards maintaining safety against the inherent risks of construction sites.
Our goal has always been to Inspire Passion towards outdoor lifestyles. We understand completely the important role of our outdoor spaces in the months ahead and are here to help you through it.
At Natural Landscape Group we have always taken care of all aspects of outdoor design, management, and construction. When designing and planning outdoor environments, we look at the outdoors as an envelope around our homes and places of business. As such, both structure and landscape interact with consideration towards safety, structural integrity, and ongoing maintenance issues. ‘Essential’ elements which require attention at this time are underground infrastructure maintenance and repair (ie- gas/electrical), foundation maintenance and repair, mitigating the movement of water around these systems both above and below ground, sanitation of standing water, and making safe elements throughout the landscape which are not to code. As our health officials open up more activities for production, we will be ready to take those on as well.
Now more than ever, we stand with you and your families as we support each other through these challenging times.
Please stay safe and consider investing this season in outdoor living experiences with your loved ones close to home. We are always here to help and look forward to being close once again.
We offer all of our caring and commitment. Sincerely,
The Natural Landscape Group Team
Information From the Ontario Government
Please visit the Ontario Ministry of Health Information Sheet for more information. We will highlight some of the key points below:
- The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) causes a respiratory infection that originated in Hubei province (Wuhan), China. The first case in Ontario was identified on January 25th, 2020.
Our government and public health professionals have been following a multi-faceted approach to mitigate this challenge in order to slow down the infection rate of this virus. These steps include:
- No travel outside of Canada
- Self-isolate for 14 days if you have just returned from travelling outside of Canada
- Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer often
- Sneeze and cough into your sleeve
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Cancellation of events where more than 10 people will be present
- Social distancing of 2 metres when out in public
- Work from home if your job permits
- Self-isolate and contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 if you feel you are showing symptoms of COVID-19
The symptoms to watch out for are outlined in this information sheet and repeated on the province of Ontario’s online self-assessment. These symptoms are:
Fever, New Cough or Worsening, Difficulty breathing, Muscle Aches, Fatigue, Headache, Sore throat, Runny Nose, Diarrhea
You should self-isolate if:
- Have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days
- Someone you are in close contact with has COVID-19
- Been in close contact with a person who is sick with respiratory symptoms who has recently travelled outside of Canada.
There are no specific treatments for coronaviruses and no specific vaccine. If you have COVID-19, you should:
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Get rest and sleep as much as possible
- Try a humidifier or a hot shower to help with a sore throat or cough