The Gospel requires us to protect our most vulnerable workers--permanently extend.
Jesus tells us that whatever we do for the least of our brothers, we do for him.
When over 200,000 Americans have died, and as we approach the flu season, it is critical that you permanently extend these protections.
COVID is not going away any time soon. A clear, science-based standard from one agency gives necessary guidance to employers and workers during a pandemic. The Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation at the University of Washington predicts that death will reach 410,000 by January 1st. These protections are vital for all Virginians but particularly our most vulnerable essential workers.