I work in the construction industry and supervise workers in the field. I strongly oppose instituting any permanent standards in regard to COVID-19. We already impose strict safety compliance standards and are adhering to all guidelines. Instituting a permanent standard on something that was just instituted as a temporary standard 60 days ago is negligent. Furthermore living in a state where masks and temperature checks are the permanent way of doing business is not a place anyone with common sense would want to live.
I am opposed to any amendment to include other flus, viruses, colds, or other communicable diseases in any permanent standard. There is no one-size fits all plan to combat a wide variety of infectious illnesses.
The Emergency Standards are burdensome, obsolete, difficult to enforce, costly in time and money, and lack flexibility to adapt to current science and innovation. I am STRONGLY OPPOSED to the adoption of these as a Permanent Standard for what is a temporary health situation.
I remain committed to the health and safety of my coworkers and thank you for the opportunity to publicly comment.