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NECA General Counsel on Virginia’s First Statewide Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19

Effective the week of July 27, 2020, the ETS covers every employer in the Commonwealth and includes mandatory requirements for all jobsites. The Commonwealth of Virginia is the first in the nation to implement an emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) to address the COVID-19 pandemic. While the ETS is only applicable in Virginia, it should serve as a good template for the rest of the country.

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