|Question 1: Can an employer require an employee who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or was suspected to be infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus to be tested for COVID-19 before returning to work under §40.B?”
Question 3: Are building owners required to notify employer tenants of a SARS-CoV-2 positive test of an employee in the building?”
Question 5: Does the Standard contain a requirement for a mask mandate for the public (the Standard uses the term “face covering”)
Question 6: Does the standard require employers in Virginia to notify employees about a positive case of COVID-19 in the workplace?
Question 7: If an employee tests positive, but was not at a facility or jobsite where other employees could have been exposed, does that positive test have to be reported under 16VAC25-220-40.B.7.d or §16VAC25-220-40.B.7.e?
Question 10: Does a company with multiple locations in Virginia that operate in an identical or very similar fashion have to perform a risk assessment specific to each location?”
Question 11: Under, §16VAC25-220-40.B.7.e there is a requirement for employers to notify The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry within 24 hours of the discovery of two (2) or more employees present at the place of employment within a 14-day period testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus during that 14-day time period. Does the time period include days prior to when the standard went into effect, or is the time period forward looking from the effective date of the standard?”
Question 13: The standard calls for cleaning of common spaces, including bathrooms at the end of each shift 16VAC25-220-40.L.5. Does this requirement include port-a-johns or privies at construction or other work sites?”
Question 20: Under Section 16VAC25-220-40.B.7.e, should an employer notify the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry only if one of its own employees is diagnosed? Or does this notification requirement include diagnosed contractors and/or other workers at the same worksite?
Question 25: Which employees are not required to stay home (quarantine) after having close contact with someone with COVID-19?
Question 34: How do employers comply with the COVID-19 case reporting requirements to VDH and DOLI contained in 16VAC25-220-40.B.7.d and -40.B.7.e?
Question 38: Does 16VAC25-220-40.F.4 mean construction employers would need to require employees traveling in a work vehicle to shave off any facial hair (goatee/beard) as part of the fit testing, and also have such employees undergo a medical evaluation?
Question 39: Wearing of face masks by outdoor staff provided that there is social distancing