Workers in Virginia need a strong permanent standard to protect their health and safety. I think the proposed standard provides strong protections for workers and clear guidance for employers. It's the sort of guidance I relied on when I was a manager. Now I rely on younger people taking precautions to avoid spreading COVID-19 to those of us who are more vulnerable.
This standard will save lives and prevent COVID-19 spread, and that will help get Virginia’s economy moving again. We have to stop this lurching back and forth between relaxing rules and infection surges that force tightening of rules. Standards make a difference.