Effective December 8, 2020, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry has determined that employers no longer need to report single COVID-19 positive cases to the Virginia Department of Health. However, after an outbreak of two or more cases, employers shall continue reporting all cases to VDH until the local health department notifies the business that the outbreak has been closed. Closure is an effective reset for reporting, and after closure, employers shall report subsequent identification of two or more cases. Reporting now is required using VDH’s online portal, currently located at this VDH link.
More information about COVID-19 reporting is currently available at this DOLI link. For more information generally about COVID-19, construction, or employment related matters, please contact the members of Vandeventer Black’s Construction or Employment Law Practice Group Teams.