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9/25/20  9:16 am
Commenter: Lewis Construction of VA Inc


Members of the Safety and Health Code Board,

I am part of an underground utility contractor here in Virginia.  We provide essential service to support the infrastructure needs in the Commonwealth.  I oppose adopting a Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention: SARS-CoV-2 Virus that causes COVID 19,  16VAC25-220.

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 diseases.  

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 permanent standard for what is a temporary health situation.   

I remain committed to the health and safety of my coworkers and employees and thank you for the opportunity to publically comment. 

Suzanne Lewis 

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