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Coronavirus in the workplace Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 05:00 AM

CoronavirusYesterday, Governor Polis declared a state of emergency regarding the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). There are a number of resources available to businesses to assist them in curbing the spread of the virus and keeping employees at lower risk.

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in cooperation with the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) published Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 to help companies respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace.

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Colorado Garden & Home Show continues to award grants and recognize garden excellence Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 04:00 AM

Colorado Garden FoundationThe Colorado Garden Foundation continued its tradition of showcasing and rewarding talented professionals in the landscape community as well as worthy organizations through the 2020 Colorado Garden & Home Show. As always, one hundred percent of every ticket sold is awarded by the Colorado Garden Foundation in the form of grants and student scholarships, including one four-year, full-ride scholarship to attend a Colorado institution.

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Colorado Springs has new rules for outdoor water use Email
Written by CO Spgs Utilities   
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 03:00 AM
Sprinkler headColorado Springs Utilities (CSU) has established Water Wise Rules for outdoor water use in their service area. The rules are similar to those established by Denver Water and other Colorado utilities.
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New law increases access to apprenticeship program contacts Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 03:00 AM

Colorado CapitolOn March 4, the Colorado state legislature passed Senate Bill 20-081, concerning including school information in the Colorado state apprenticeship resource directory.

The law will help employers better connect with public high schools regarding apprenticeship programs. It will require the state apprenticeship resource directory to include contact information for apprenticeship program contacts at every public high school and school district.

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Bill would allow local government to restrict pesticide use Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 02:00 AM

Pesticide sprayColorado Senate Bill 189 (SB20-189), “Local Government Pesticide No Preemption,” was introduced March 2, 2020. It seeks to “authorize local governments to regulate pesticide use and application.”

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