Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
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3/13/22  3:49 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

Mask mandates have not ended for healthcare, but they should.

Contrary to a previous comment made, mask mandates have NOT ended everywhere.  Medical offices are still required to wear masks. It's time for this to end, especially for front office staff. It's been 2 years, and mental health, morale and retention of employees are all very real problems within health care.  All of the same staff and patients can gather anywhere else without masks, and only because they are in a particular building-a medical office-do they need to wear a mask. It is becoming increasingly difficult to enforce as most everywhere else no longer requires a mask. For those who cannot be vaccinated or suffer from other heath issues, by all means continue to mask, however it should no longer be mandatory in medical offices.  Remove all mask mandates,  vaccine mandates and all other covid restrictions and requirements-in medical offices and everywhere.  And in doing so, do not allow the option for owners or managers to have the freedom to continue enforcing the masking,  vaccines or other measures. 

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