Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
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2/18/22  11:15 am
Commenter: Mike Nichols

ETS as a whole should be revoked.

Communication to large groups has been difficult with the required social distancing and reduced capacity limits in conference rooms. Removing this requirement will improve communication. 

Also, having to manage masking in the workplace is burdensome. The cost of providing surgical masks is expensive and is proven to be ineffective with the Omicron variant. Providing N95 masks exacerbates these costs. In addition, forcing teachers to wear masks while students have the option is counterproductive and therefore should be the employee's choice. Everyone has been given ample opportunity to receive the vaccine and booster. Those who have chosen to not take the vaccine have also chosen to assume the risks with COVID-19.


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