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Virginia OSHA Issues Third Iteration of Emergency COVID-19 Regulation

September 17, 2021


On Aug. 26, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board adopted revised amendments to the Final Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19 (the Final Permanent Standard).

Gov. Ralph Northam then proposed an additional amendment, which the Board adopted as well. As a result, the Final Permanent Standard, as amended, became effective Sept. 8. This third version of Virginia’s emergency COVID-19 regulation includes some notable changes.

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