Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
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2/18/22  12:19 pm
Commenter: Speech Therapist

End Mandates

Please end the mandates requiring masks, particularly for educators. I am a school-based speech language pathologist and my students need to see my face to learn how to correctly produce speech sounds, to learn how to read facial expressions, and to be able to read my lips if they are hearing impaired, among other things. The current requirement for me to wear a mask during therapy sessions is impeding their progress in therapy.

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