I strongly support passage of a permanent workplace health and safety standard on COVID-19 to keep workers safe. All of us have been told to wear masks, wash our hands, and practice social distancing. All workplaces should be required to do their part to make sure that workers are as safe as possible.
Virginia needs a strong permanent standard. A temporary standard is not enough.
The proposed standard provides strong protections for workers and clear guidance for employers. It will save lives, prevent COVID-19 spread and help get Virginia’s economy moving again.
We are counting on you to continue to protect everyone who works in Virginia.
Patricia A. Seiler