Dear Members of the Safety and Health Codes Board:
I write to you to register my strong opposition to making the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) permanent.
Our business is committed to the safety and welfare of our customers, employees, and community. While the risk of COVID-19 transmission has not yet been eliminated, I harbor serious concerns that the currently enacted emergency measures are overly burdensome and will negatively affect our regional businesses’ ability to continue operating if made permanent. Confusing and ambiguous language in the ETS, as well as ever-changing directives from various state and federal health authorities has made running a business in the most challenging of times even harder.
We will continue to make good faith efforts to keep our employees safe and follow public health best practices. Please support your local businesses and reject any extension of the Emergency Temporary Standard.