Effective January 26, 2021, Virginia became the first state to adopt a Permanent Standard addressing COVID-19 workplace safety. The Permanent Standard supersedes the Emergency Temporary Standard adopted in August 2020.
The Permanent Standard largely tracks the Emergency Temporary Standard with a few clarifications on outbreaks, sick leave policies, enforcement, case reporting, test and time-based return-to-work requirements, and respirator standards.
On December 15, 2022, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board approved its proposed COVID-19 Permanent Standard regulations The Permanent Standard takes effect on January 1, 2023 , will remain in effect for two years, and replaces the current Emergency Temporary Standards.Read More
On September 15, 2022, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (“CAL/OSHA”) will hold a public hearing to address its draft proposed COVID-19 Permanent Standard regulations (“Permanent Standard”).Read More