I believe this pandemic standard is a good idea. It gives guidance on how to start dealing with a situation, even before the medical community knows how to deal with it. We WILL have another pandemic, the only question is when. The world of viruses, diseases and the like is ever changing, and we need tools to be able to try to keep up. That is exactly what this is, a tool. It doesn't solve the issue for every possible situation, but it very well could save lives. Without a permanent standard, we have no guidance, and every response, in every work place, will differ based on management's best guess. We need more than someone's best guess. We need this standard to be permanent. Covid-19 has shown exactly how vulnerable we are as a society. Without guidance on how to deal with issues, you have no knowledge of, it costs lives.