On January 13, 2021, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board adopted 16 VAC 25-220, Final Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19.
In accordance with 16 VAC25-220.A, the Governor reviewed the Final Standard and the Agency filed the Final Standard with the Virginia Registrar of Regulations.
Today, January 27, 2021, the Final Standard, in its entirety was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch, making the effective date of the Final Standard, January 27, 2021.
The text of the Final Standard can be viewed on the Department's website here:
For a Summary of Significant Changes from the Emergency Temporary Standard to the Final Permanent Standard, please see:
Many training and outreach products have already been developed and/or updated by the VOSH Cooperative Programs Division and are available here:
The VOSH Cooperative Programs Division will continue to update the training and outreach documents pertaining to the Final Standard and the documents will be made available to the regulated community, employees, and the general public as soon as they are available on this same training and education link shared directly above.