I am finding it very difficult to understand why gardening/landscaping providers are not being allowed to work. Can someone please give me a reasonable explanation? This makes no sense. These businesses and their workers depend on their jobs for their livelihood and they work very hard, and usually don’t have close contact with anyone while performing the job.

My husband and I are seniors with disabilities and unable to personally maintain our yard. We depend on our gardener and he depends on his customers to keep his small business viable. I thought keeping small businesses afloat during this time of crisis was one of the goals, not putting them out of business and making them dependent on the government.