February 17, 2022
COVID-19 Workplace Restrictions No Longer Enforced
As a result of Governor Glenn Youngkin’s Executive Order No. 6, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s ”Full Permanent Standard” for certain workplaces, including most dealerships, is in the process of being revoked.
While there are a few technical steps before the revocation is officially in place, the Administration has stated they will not enforce the standard while the process is completed (you can see the requirements of the standard here). This means Virginia dealerships no longer need to comply with the workforce standard for COVID-19, including:
No COVID-19 reporting requirements
No mandated masks for employees
While vaccines are recommended and encouraged, they are not mandated
No required regular disinfecting related to COVID-19