On July 15, 2020 Virginia adopted an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for Infectious Disease Prevention: SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19, 16VAC25-220. With the temporary standard expiring on January 27, 2021, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board is scheduled to vote on a proposed permanent standard at its January 12, 2021 electronic meeting.
The deadline for comments on the permanent standard is January 9, 2021 and can be submitted electronically here. For more information on the January 12 meeting, as well as a public hearing scheduled for January 5, 2021 go to this Virginia Regulatory Town Hall webpage.
VACo is reviewing the proposed permanent standard for the potential fiscal impacts counties will face in implementing them.
VACo Contact: Joe Lerch, AICP