As our communities and customers feel the impact of COVID-19, Conserv FS continues our commitment to service AND safety. The busy spring season is quickly approaching and we’re taking every measure possible to ensure COVID-19 does not interrupt our ability to serve you in the way you expect.

For the safety of our customers and employees, we request that if you need assistance please contact the Conserv FS location closest to you. For a list of locations and contact numbers, please click here

We are available to service our customers and want to utilize best management practices to limit any disruptions in the services that we provide. We will be glad to bring products directly to you from our warehouse.   

Conserv FS is still here for you when and where you need us. Thank you for your support as we all work together to navigate through these unprecedented times.


UPDATE ON GREEN INDUSTRY ESSENTIAL BUSINESS 

Landscape, Lawn care, & Landscape Irrigation
 New guidance was issued late Sunday night in the form of an FAQ document from the Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.  This document offers additional clarification for lawn and landscape operations on page 4. 

Can residential and commercial lawn service remain open?

Yes. Many landscape projects will fit under an exemption such as construction, agriculture, or public works. Outdoor landscape projects generally will provide for good social distancing that poses little risk of transmission, but it still is important to ensure the ability to wash or sanitize hands and take other precautions 


Garden Centers

Although the essential business guidance does not clearly call out garden centers, many of you offer ways for customers to produce fruits and vegetables at their residences, sell firewood, pet supplies, and other household essentials. We are seeing some operations across the country adapt by offering call-ahead, website ordering, drive-by pickup, and other creative options to keep material moving and keep customers planting.  As the weather warms and lawns green up, but customers remain at home per the executive order, they will need supplies to maintain their home lawn & garden. We encourage you to think about ways to provide them with the necessary products and services when they are ready.  If you feel apprehensive about opening to the public, we encourage you to seek guidance from your local officials. CLICK HERE

Nurseries, Growers, Greenhouses
We are not currently aware of any jurisdiction limiting the ability of growers to continue operations. Agricultural production is considered a critical/essential component of the national infrastructure and we expect it will continue to be treated as such. The resource being used to make this determination is from the Department of Homeland Security based on a memo you can  VIEW HERE. Page six specifically addresses agriculture production. In Governor Pritzker's Executive Order, the Department of Homeland Security memo is specifically referenced as the source for Essential Business guidance.  Ag production is clearly called out, so there is no question that nurseries and greenhouses should continue maintaining their operation according to recommended CDC guidelines.  As of Friday night, we have also confirmed this with the Illinois Department of Agriculture.