PSA: Latest Updates from AGC-VA on COVID Rules (UPDATED)

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The recent changes in masking requirements and COVID-related restrictions have prompted questions and concerns throughout the construction industry.

June 14, 2021
Christopher G. Hill - Construction Law Musings

The recent changes in masking requirements and COVID-related restrictions have prompted questions and concerns throughout the construction industry. We understand your questions and continue to work closely with the Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) and the Safety and Health Codes Board.

Here is what we know at this point:

  • The Governor’s second order terminates the state of public emergency as of May 28, 2021. At that point, the DOLI Safety and Health Codes Board will have 2 weeks to meet and decide whether to rescind, modify, or continue the Final Permanent Standard for Prevention of Covid-19. Companies should continue to follow the standard until further notice.
  • UPDATE: At present, the emergency order does not expire before June 30, unless amended or otherwise changed. Therefore, the two-week period to announce a meeting of the SCHB to review the permanent COVID-19 standard does not begin until July 1, though the meeting can occur after the two-week period. AGCVA has joined other groups in pushing for a meeting as soon as possible.

Mr. Hill may be contacted at chrisghill@constructionlawva.com



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