Reject the Extension of Emergency Temporary Standard
As the owner of a facility in Roanoke employing 200 residents, I am writing to register my strong opposition to allowing the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to become permanent.
I am already deeply committed to keeping my employees, customers, and community safe, but I worry that in time this currently enacted emergency measure will develop into an overly burdensome obstacle if it were to become permanent. Much of the language is ambiguous and directives are fluid and often difficult to fully comprehend. My company is dedicated to continuing in good faith to keep our people safe and to carefully - and assiduously - follow and comply with public health best practices. But to make the ETS permanent is an unnecessary move that will hurt local businesses and I am adamantly opposed to this extension.