Proposed Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention for COVID-19

Department of Labor and Industry Announces Intent to Adopt a Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention: SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19, 16VAC25-220

On July 15, 2020, in accordance with Executive Order 63, Order of Public Health Emergency Five, Requirement to Wear Face Covering While Inside Buildings, the Safety and Health Codes Board (Board) adopted an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for Infectious Disease Prevention: SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19, 16VAC25-220.

The Board adopted the ETS under Va. Code §40.1-22(6a). The ETS became effective on July 27, 2020, when the ETS was published in full in the Richmond Times Dispatch. The ETS’ publication in the Richmond Times Dispatch also constituted notice the Board intends to adopt a permanent standard within 6 months, with an effective date no later than January 27, 2021.

Prior to the expiration of six months, the Board will give notice, and hold a public hearing on the adoption of a permanent standard. Notice will be given by publication in the Richmond Times Dispatch as well as posting a notice of hearing on Virginia Regulatory Townhall.

The Department would like to solicit public comment regarding the adoption of a permanent standard for Infectious Disease Prevention: SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19, 16VAC25-220.

The proposed permanent standard can be viewed here: Proposed Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention for COVID-19

NOTE: The Board is using the language of the ETS as the basis for the language of the proposed permanent standard.

If you wish to register a public comment about the proposed permanent standard, please use the comment forum here. The forum will be open for comments from July 27, 2020 to September 25, 2020.

 

Public Comments Listing  – For all other comments received, see here: VA Townhall Forum

Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association – Comments to Proposed Permanent Standard for Virus that Causes COVID-19, 16VAC25-220 – 9.15.2020

K&A First Aid – Comments to Proposed Permanent Standard for Virus that Causes COVID-19, 16VAC25-220 – 9.22.2020

Virginia Automotive AssociationPublic Comments to the Proposed Permanent Standard 9.22.2020

Virginia Department of Health – Public Comments to Proposed Permanent Standard  9.23.2020

Medical Society of VirginiaPublic Comments to the Proposed Permanent Standard 9.22.2020

Virginia Cardiovascular SpecialistsPublic Comments to Proposed Permanent Standard 9.22.2020

Richmond Academy of Medicine Public Comments to the Permanent Standard, 16 VAC 25-220 9.24.2020

Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance Public Comments to the Permanent Standard 9.25.2020

Virginia Poultry FederationPublic Comments on Permanent DOLI Standard 9.25.20

Virginia Health Care Association – Virginia Center for Assisted Living – Public Comments to the Proposed Permanent Standard 9.25.2020

Virginia Retail Federation – Public Comments to the Proposed Permanent Standard 9.25.2020

SEIU VA 512 – Public Comments to the Proposed Permanent Standard 9.25.2020

National Federation of Independent Business – Public Comments to the Proposed Permanent Standard 9.25.2020

Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives – Public Comments to the Proposed Permanent Standard 9.25.2020

Virginia Ear, Nose & Throat – Public Comments to the Proposed Permanent Standard 9.25.2020

Apartment & Office Building Association (AOBA) of Metropolitan Washington – Public Comments to Proposed Permanent Standard 9.25.2020

Virginia Railroad Association – Public Comments to Proposed Permanent Standard 9.25.2020

Virginia Manufacturers Association – Public Comments to Proposed Permanent Standard 9.25.2020

Virginia Manufacturers Association – Public Comments to Proposed Permanent Standard Addendum 9.25.2020

Virginia Business Coalition – Public Comments to Proposed Permanent Standard  9.25.2020

Virginia Business Coalition – Public Comments to Proposed Permanent Standard Addendum 9.25.2020

James River Air Conditioning Co – Public Comments to Proposed Permanent Standard Addendum 9.25.2020

Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association – Public Comments to Proposed Permanent Standard Addendum 9.25.2020

Virginia Automobile Dealers Association – Public Comments to Proposed Permanent Standard Addendum 9.25.2020

Virginia Farm Bureau – Public Comments to Proposed Permanent Standard Addendum 9.25.2020

Christopher Eck – Public Comments to Proposed Permanent Standard  9.25.2020

Committee on Education and Labor VA – Public Comments to Proposed Permanent Standard  9.25.2020