Virginia Covid-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

On July 15th Virginia adopted the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard  (Click here to view §16VAC25-220, Emergency Temporary Standard).  As stated by Governor Northam, “Keeping Virginians safe at work is not only a critical part of stopping the spread of this virus, it’s key to our economic recovery and it’s the right thing to do.”  The Standard establishes requirements for employers to control, prevent, and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

ALL Virginia Employers MUST comply with the Emergency Temporary Standard by August 26th (for higher risk employers, an Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan must also be in effect by September 25th).  Compliance requires implementing written policies, procedures and employee training.  Failure to comply could result in fines as high as $135,000.00 for repeat or willful violations.


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Many Virginia employers are still unaware that they need to comply with the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard.  To help, Business Compliance, LLC, with the assistance of General Counsel, P.C., created the VES Forms Generator available at CovidCompliancePlans to easily and inexpensively help.

By answering just a few simple questions, Virginia employers will be provided a roadmap and documentation needed to comply with the Emergency Standard.  Virginia companies can also visit for information and access to the VES Forms Generator.

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