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9/25/20  1:05 pm
Commenter: Kathy Shiffer

COVID-19 Workplace Safety Emergency Standard

My husband and I are small business owners. We are writing to state our opposition to making the COVID-10 Workplace Safety Emergency Standard permanent.  As you know, this time of pandemic has been challenging for all citizens, and among the hardest-hit have been small business owners.  We have struggled to keep our doors open while maintaining the safety of our employees and customers.  In a small business such as ours, employees are like family to us and we care deeply about their welfare.  We have gone to great lengths to comply with the law and with common sense efforts to keep them safe.  None of this has been without great effort and sacrifice, however.  To make permanent the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Emergency Standard would impose a crushing burden on us and would make small business even more difficult to operate than it now is.  We urge you to NOT take this action.

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