COVID-19 Safe Workplace Training Update
Virginia Governor Approves COVID-19 Permanent Standard
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.