Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Proposed COVID-19 Regulations
Yesterday, the Safety and Health Codes Board of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry met to deliberate new emergency standards that would imposed additional COVID-19 safety requirements for Virginia businesses. The Board also had to review the thousands of comments that were offered during the 10 day window soliciting feedback from the public.
The meeting lasted approximately eight hours with frequent discussions as to whether they should delay taking action. Ultimately, the Board agreed to meet again for final consideration of the proposed regulations sometime next week to vote for final approval. If approved, the regulations could go into effect as early as July 15, 2020.
As we previously shared with you, VRLTA encouraged hospitality and tourism related businesses to share their thoughts and comments with the Board. VRLTA also sent along a letter outlining our issues with the proposal.
You can view a copy of the letter VRLTA sent along to the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry
You can view the VDOLI proposed standards with revisions incorporated