The regulations were quick to follow CDC guidelines as they locked down everything. Now that the CDC has (appropriately!) removed many of the mandates, the regulatory agencies have been dragging their feet to follow. Either follow them or don't. If it was sufficient to follow the guidelines in one direction but not in the other then neither has credibility. Why does the Virginia Dept. of Labor have to check and recheck the lifting masking and vaccination recommendations when they had no problem accepting it as full truth when they were implemented.
I am generally against any mandate for masking and vaccination, but the level of inconsistency and general bias toward lockdowns by Virginia regulators contrary to CDC guidelines is appalling.