It is my opinion that the VA DOLI Permanent Standard did help in getting the science information to more people, along with a clearer understanding of what everyone can do to protect themselves and others. I believe the Standard has saved lives.
Rescinding the Permanent Standard is now necessary because the newer variants are less severe and VA's vaccination rate is far above average. Most importantly, businesses were able to do their part in educating the workforce and their families with appropriate precautions and guidance to keep them safe, which may have never occurred if the Standard was not in place.
Please rescind this Standard.