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Virginia Update

September 28, 2020

The last few weeks have seen seismic shifts in the COVID-19 workplace safety landscape. Below is a state-by-state summary of some of the most important changes (and continued requirements):

The Virginia Department of Labor and Industries (Department) recently announced its intention to adopt the Proposed Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention for COVID-19, within six months, with an effective date no later than January 27, 2021.

In the announcement, the Department states that the Proposed Permanent Standard is based on the language used for the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), adopted on July 15, 2020.  

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