Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
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2/18/22  10:48 am
Commenter: Kara Webb

Requesting immediate allowance of choice

When this standard went into place there was not a 30 day public comment period, please consider the immediate allowance of choice to those who are still mandated to wear masks.

Where there is risk there must be choice and there are plenty of known risks to wearing masks. We have teachers and staff who are dealing with anxiety, breathing issues and continued illnesses from wearing masks. We have students - suffering development and social issues as they attempt to learn from a masked and muffled teacher. 

I completely support your revocation of this standard and request that an emergency order be put in place to allow optional wearing, without repercussions to the person, during this 30 day commenting period. 

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