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Final Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19 [16 VAC 25 ‑ 220]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
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Chapter Information
Description This standard establishes requirements for employers to control, prevent, and mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to and among employees and employers. This permanent standard supersedes the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), Infectious Disease Prevention, SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19 that was in effect from July 27, 2020 until January 26, 2021. To review the text of the Emergency Temporary Standard that expired on January 26, 2021 please see: https://www.doli.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/RIS-filed-RTD-Final-ETS-7.24.2020.pdf. The ETS can also be found in the Virginia Register at 36:26 VA.R. 2770-2789 August 17, 2020.
State Authority 40.1-22 (5 ); 40.1-22 (6 a)
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA Yes, changes to this chapter of the VA Administrative Code are exempt from the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation Goals for the Standard would include establishing methods to control, prevent and mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to and among employees and employers; and providing for the development and use of Infectious disease preparedness and response plans and training programs by certain employers.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay Withrow  / Director, Legal Support, VPP, ORA, OPP, and OWP
Address: Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 207
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: jay.withrow@doli.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)786-9873    FAX: (804)786-8418    TDD: ()-
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