Adopting 16VAC25-220 as permanent regulations
As a small business owner I request the board to reject adopting the temporary standard as a permanent regulation. The CDC recommendations regarding safety protocols for COVID-19 have changed numerous times as they have leaned more about the virus. It is not practical to create a permanent regulation while science of the virus continues to unfold. The permanent requirements would restrict employers flexibility to make necessary changes when new safety recommendations are issued. I recommend Virginia follow recommended safety protocols issued by the CDC and OSHA.