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Updated Guidance on Cutting Grass at Parishes and Cemeteries

… also pertaining to caring for our Shrine Gardens.

“Our latest information from municipalities and the province has resulted in updated instructions for all parishes and cemeteries. These instructions apply to employees, volunteers and lawn cutting companies. Landscaping and lawn care strictly for safety, security or sanitation purposes will be allowed. These services include lawn cutting (please cut as low as possible so you don’t have to cut as often), dethatching, rolling, clearing yard and garden debris, topping up low spots (especially at our cemeteries) and the trimming/cutting of trees. This is to ensure that properties remain safe, property standards are met and that grass is maintained to help prevent ticks, mosquitoes and standing water. Planting of any kind is not permitted, including seeding, sodding, flowers, annuals, perennials and trees. Watering and fertilizing is not permitted. Landscaping projects that are to beautify or for aesthetics are also not permitted. Please ensure proper COVID-19 precautions are taken, including staying six feet away from each other (physical distancing), washing your hands with soap and water frequently (for at least 20 seconds) and/or hand sanitizing and cleaning and disinfecting high touch areas frequently.”