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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
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
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
Public Reopening Plan Summary Template

This is intended as an EXTERNAL AUDIENCE SUMMARY for review by governing jurisdiction officials prior to approving reopening and/or for public notice. This template is a living document to be improved over time as our understanding of reopening best...

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5/5/20
Request to Reopen Holden Arboretum Grounds

Following the Governor’s announcement on the re-opening trajectory for Ohio, see Holden Forests & Gardens request to reopen the Arboretum grounds on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. To ensure the safety of visitors and staff, HF&G will follow all the...

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5/5/20
Reopening a Public Garden After the Coronavirus Shutdown

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, we are all looking forward to the future and a return to normalcy. As the stay-at-home orders are lifted and nonessential businesses are allowed to resume operations, there is a lot for...

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5/5/20
Montgomery Botanical Center Disaster and Response Protocols and Resources

The increased hurricane activity predicted for future decades has serious implications for the important work of Montgomery Botanical Center (MBG). The recovery process at and any garden begins immediately following each hurricane, but preparedness is...

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12/6/19
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Plan

This Plan is intended to outline plans for preparing for emergencies and for immediate response and short-term recovery efforts in an emergency. In addition, it contains plans for the security of the Arboretum's living and non-living collections and...

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12/5/19
Building an Emergency Plan

Building an Emergency Plan is designed to guide an institution and its staff through the process of developing a team-based emergency preparedness and response program, which results in the creation of an emergency preparedness and response plan.

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1/14/19
Crowd Management – Prevent Crowd-Related Injury

The guidelines in this article are designed to help your guests, employees and volunteers avoid injury during a crowded event.

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3/31/16
Minimizing Visitor Injury Risk

Visitor personal injury claims can be costly and very damaging to a public garden’s reputation. They can be much more frequent than employee injury claims and employee safety programs are not sufficient to protect visitors.

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11/4/15