To whom it may concern,
We are an electrical contracting company in VA and we are strongly opposed to making this standard permanent. Having been labeled an essential business, we have remained open and operating throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Countless man hours have been lost implementing additional safety measures, writing plans directed specifically at COVID-19 related risks, and changing work processes to adhere to safety requirements. Management has had to dedicate time to interpret vague and subjective requirements of this standard.
All of these have resulted in the following:
Increased overhead costs
delayed project completions
increased safety risks in hot weather
Our stance is that this is an infringement on individual and corporate rights by the state of VA.
J.R. Mallory, Mallory Electric Co.