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Lightning Damage to Landscape Palms

Learning to distinguish the symptoms of lightning strikes is a valuable tool for arborists, landscapers, pest control companies, and gardeners. The symptoms may be confused with other causes such as lethal yellowing disease (Candidatus palmae...

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1/19/21
The ADA and Face Mask Policies

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in many ways. People with disabilities, people with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, and people over the age 60, are at a higher risk of becoming infected and most...

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6/22/20
Wild Plants and You in the Times of COVID19 and the Essential Journey to Sustainability

With the current global spotlight on wild animal markets as a possible source of the COVID-19 epidemic, it is easy to forget that the biggest flows of “wildlife” in trade involve plants, not animals. This report summarises what is known about the trade...

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6/19/20
De-Escalation Tips in Light of Coronavirus Anxiety

Look for signs of anxiety in body language, tone and cadence. Understand that crisis behavior reflects a need and consider what it is the other person might want. 

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6/12/20
Seven Principles for Effective Verbal Intervention

Dealing with individuals who are belligerent, hostile, or noncompliant can be an everyday occurrence. Your effective response to this defensive behavior is often the key to avoiding
a physical confrontation with an out-of-control individual....

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6/12/20
Smithsonian Institution Framework for Reopening (as of May 27, 2020)

This general guidance applies to Smithsonian staff and volunteers. 

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6/10/20
Mt. Cuba Center’s COVID-19 Reopening Playbook for Employee Safety and Health

Mt. Cuba Center is intent on keeping our employees, guests, and business partners safe while at Mt. Cuba Center. To provide guidance as we navigate this new normal, we have developed a Reopening Playbook that lays out new safety and operation protocols...

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6/8/20
COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Outdoor Museums and Galleries

This document provides guidance for outdoor museums, open air galleries, botanical gardens, and other outdoor exhibition spaces to support a safe, clean environment for workers.

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5/27/20
Field Guide for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance

The objective of the Field Guide for Camps on Implementation of CDC Guidance is to provide educational materials for camp staff to reduce potential exposures to and spread of COVID-19. 

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5/21/20
Atlanta Botanical Garden Plan for Reopening

This document is a working blueprint for reopening the Atlanta Botanical Garden safely
following the COVID-19 shutdown. The Garden will update this plan regularly as new recommendations from health experts and government officials are made...

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5/21/20
Minimum Standard Health Protocols: Checklist for Museums and Libraries

The following are the minimum recommended health protocols for all museums and libraries choosing to operate in Texas. Museums and libraries may adopt additional protocols consistent with their specific needs and circumstances to help protect the...

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5/11/20
Longwood Gardens Reopening Plan: Employee and Guest Health and Safety

See Longwood Gardens COVID-19 reopening plan. 

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5/7/20
Filoli Public Reopening Plan (May 5, 2020)

These plans and guidelines are subject to change. You can also view their printable visitor map as a companion resource. 

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5/7/20
Mt. Cuba Center COVID-19 Phased Re-Opening Plan

View the Mt. Cuba Center COVID-19 Phased Re-Opening Plan.

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5/7/20
Longwood Capacity Distribution and Guest Circulation COVID 19 Reopening Plan

Please view Longwood Gardens Capacity Distribution and Guest Circulation COVID 19 Reopening Plan. 

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5/7/20
San Antonio Botanical Garden Reopening Operations Plan

For the safety of all guests and employees, the Botanical Garden will adhere to City and State requirements for re-opening the gates when the time is right. People need nature now more than ever as we re-emerge cautiously...

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5/7/20
Denver Botanic Gardens Phased Reopening Plan

Denver Botanic Gardens plans to re-open both its York Street and Chatfield Farms locations in phases, with the initial phase beginning as early as the week of May 18. The re-opening will adhere to appropriate municipal and state guidelines and...

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5/7/20
National Restaurant Association Reopening Guidance

The purpose of guidance is just that, to offer you direction and provide a framework for best practices as you reopen.

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5/7/20
Filoli Public Reopening Plan Summary

Filoli will reopen in phases with the Garden following the reopening requirements of San Mateo County and the State of California timed with parks and other similar public outdoor spaces. The House reopening will follow regional museum or indoor space...

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5/7/20
Considerations for Reopening: CDC Decision Tree

The purpose of this tool is to assist employers in making decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially to protect vulnerable workers. It is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most...

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5/7/20

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