Opposition to COVID-19 ETS
Honorable members of the Safety and Health Codes Board:
Since the outset of this pandemic we have been following guidance provided by the CDC, the WHO, and VDH. These organizations are best prepared to advise citizens, employees and employers about the measures that should be instituted to protect the health of employees. The ETS have been confusing and, in some cases, contradictory to other guidance. As employers, our number one concern is the health and safety of our employees. The fact that Virginia is the only state to have passed similar legislation should be a clue that the regulation is unnecessary and overly burdensome to Virginia businesses.
We are committed to doing whatever we can to keep our employees safe and follow best practices as advised by public health agencies. Please support Virginia businesses by rejecting any extension of the ETS.