Provided by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor’s Office
The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Worker Safety Board voted to remove COVID-19 workplace restrictions. The board evaluated the current COVID-19 infections in Virginia, mitigation strategies, and asserted that the COVID-19 virus no longer poses a grave danger to Virginians.
Governor Glenn Youngkin issued the following statement on the matter: “Businesses asked us for updated workplace guidance to reflect our current COVID-19 situation in Virginia. We are pleased with the board’s move and this vote signals that a return to normalcy in Virginia is not a partisan issue. We’re going to continue providing greater certainty and decision-making power to businesses and workers in the Commonwealth as we move beyond the pandemic. With the removal of these regulations, it is undeniable that Virginia is open for business.”