Archive Page for the Outreach, Education and Training for Final Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19, 16VAC25-220

Reporting COVID-19 positive cases:  16 VAC 25-220 of the Final Standard provides that “The employer shall notify the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) within 24 hours of the discovery of three (3) or more employees present at the place of employment within a 14-day period testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus during that 14-day time period.”

COVID-19 case reports must be filed through the Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) online reporting portal.  By using this portal, these case reports will ensure VDH and DOLI reporting compliance. The new online reporting portal allows employers to submit up to 10 Covid-19 positive cases.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Effective January 27, 2021, in accordance with the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health program Final Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus that Causes COVID-19, 16VAC25-220-40.B.7.d and -40.B.7.e:

Notifications to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), 16VAC25-220-40.B.7.d

Employers shall report to VDH within 24 hours of the discovery of two or more of its own employees present at the place of employment within a 14-day period testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus during that 14-day time period.

After the initial report of outbreak (two or more cases), employers shall continue to report all cases to VDH until the local health department notifies the business that the outbreak has been closed.

After the outbreak is closed, subsequent identification of two or more cases of COVID-19 during a declared emergency shall be reported, as above.

Notifications to the Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI), 16VAC25-220-40.B.7.e

Employers shall report to DOLI within 24 hours of the discovery of three or more of its own employees present at the place of employment within a 14-day period testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus during that 14-day time period. 

A reported positive SARS-CoV-2 test does not need to be reported more than once and will not be used for the purpose of identifying more than one grouping of three or more cases, or more than one 14-day period.

Employers may also use contact information listed on our Report a Positive Coronavirus Case, Workplace Fatality, or Severe Injury page.

Infectious Disease Prevention: SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19, 16VAC25-220

 

Publication DateJanuary 27, 2021
16VAC25-220 Text of RegulationEnglish     Spanish
Document incorporated by reference into 16VAC25-220
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) List N for use against SARS-CoV-2
English
Document incorporated by reference into 16VAC25-220
Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories” (Dec. 2009)
English
Effective DateJanuary 27, 2021
News Release English
Training Materials
The following supporting documentation was designed to assist in the understanding and implementation of this emergency temporary standard.
Training Certification Form EnglishSpanish
Nine Steps to Achieve COVID-19 Standard Compliance English Spanish Portuguese Korean French Japanese
Frequently Asked Questions English
16VAC 25-220 Training Powerpoint English Spanish Portuguese Korean French Japanese
Hazard Assessment English SpanishPortuguese Korean French Japanese
Infectious Disease Plan TemplateEnglish Spanish Portuguese Korean French Japanese
Permanent Standard InfographicEnglish
Lower Risk Training English Spanish
Toolbox TalksEnglish Spanish Portuguese Korean French Japanese
Summary of Significant Changes From ETS to Final Permanent StandardEnglish
Emergency Temporary Standard – Final Permanent Standard Comparison, 16VAC25-220English