Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
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2/18/22  12:43 pm
Commenter: DJ

Enforce Masks

The pandemic is still very much alive. Every time restrictions are lifted we see a surge in the spread of the virus, bringing more deaths and illnesses, especially to those who cannot protect themselves, such as elderly in nursing homes. We have a responsibility to protect all citizens including those that cannot protect themselves. Not wearing a mask is does not just affect that individual, but every other person they come into contact with, which could be caregivers for those at extreme risk for this virus. The inconvenience of a mask for you could save the life of someone else - is there really a question here for the right thing to do? Did we learn nothing from our repeated mistakes of lifting restrictions for the first several strains of the virus? If we saved just one person's life, is wearing a mask too much burden? What if that one person is you?

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