Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
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3/8/22  8:58 am
Commenter: Kathleen Washburn

COVID-19 Workplace Standard
Dear Safety and Health Codes Board members,
I am a business owner/representative in Virginia’s Blue Ridge region, and I write today to respectfully request that the Board votes to end the permanent COVID-19 workplace standard.  
Throughout the pandemic—as well as in pre-pandemic times—our top priority has always been the safety of our employees and the customers that we serve.  Although the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic initially called for measures to “stop the spread”, we are now entering a new phase in our economic recovery in which many of these measures are counterproductive and unduly burdensome.  Our business remains committed to the health and safety of our employees and customers, and revocation of the permanent standard will not change that focus.
Thank you for your consideration.
Kathleen Washburn
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