Statement of Speaker Gilbert on Worker Safety Board’s Actions

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House Speaker Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, issued the following statement regarding the Worker Safety Board’s vote to repeal former Governor Northam’s unworkable COVID-19 safety regulations:

“Yesterday’s vote is a win for Virginia businesses of all sizes. Not only were the Northam rules onerous, they were inflexible. Rather than change as our understanding of the pandemic changed, the rules remained fixed. Uncounted hours and capital have been wasted frantically adhering to these rules that we now know have no impact on COVID transmission. This change was long overdue, and I commend Governor Youngkin for his work to restore common sense to our workplace safety rules.”