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9/24/20  10:08 am
Commenter: Anonymous

Opposed
 

I oppose codifying a permanent DOLI infectious COVID standard.  All aspects of this public health emergency should have been handled exclusively by the Virginia Department of Health.  Instead, we have two state agencies performing the same activities.  VOSH/DOLI are already overburdened with the occupational safety inspections and investigations in their purview.  The ETS has buried them even further and compromised their ability to focus on their original mission.  There is a reason that no other state jumped on this bandwagon.  It is an administrative nightmare and doesn't improve any of the actual protection and mitigation strategies that employers were already implementing.  Do not make this administrative nightmare permanent.   

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