Dear Regulatory Coordinator Bernhardt,
I work for Adams Construction Company and we're proud to be a 75 year old Virginia based paving contractor located in Roanoke, Virginia. We are a seasonal employer and the large majority of our employees work outdoors. Compliance with the Virginia Permanent Standard has been arduous, costly, burdensome and lacking benefit for the vast majority of our employees. We were considered an essential employer at the beginning of COVID and we figured out how to work safely and still be productive prior to this standard being implemented.
As a small business owner in Virginia, I support the elimination of the Virginia Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention. The adoption of this proposal would be a great step in the right direction for small businesses across the Commonwealth.