Felton Institute Board Chair Emeritus Michael N. Hofman and his wife Janet Moyer were pleased to be among the business owners who were allowed to resume normal operations in San Francisco on May 4, 2020. Their business, Janet Moyer Landscaping, fell under the category of the companies that primarily provide outdoor services, which included landscaping, gardening services, wholesale, and retail garden centers.

Officials said while many shelter-in-place restrictions remain in effect, the outdoor businesses carry a lower risk of transmission of COVID-19, in contrast to most indoor businesses. Mike and Janet said they had been operating in a limited capacity, but the easing of restrictions now means many of the furloughed employees can come back to work.

In an interview with television station KRON4, Mike said, “In over 30 years of businesswe never had to lay off employees due to lack of work; it was heartbreaking.”

Janet added, “Some of our employees have been with us for over ten years, so they are like family.” Mike shared that they were both looking forward to bringing back a majority of the employees to go back and do what they love.” Janet Moyer Landscaping is based in San Francisco and employs office managers, designers, installation crews and maintenance crews.

Mike and Janet were also interviewed on television station NBC Bay Area regarding their ability to resume operations with new guidelines. 

You may see both news stories on the links below:

KRON 4. Bay Area landscapers able to return to work as part of revised shelter-in-place

Watch the Full KRON 4 Program


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