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Feb. 28, 2022 Update - 4 p.m.

Chesterfield Revises Policy on Masks in Public Buildings
All county employees no longer will be required to wear face coverings while in the workplace

With the number of new COVID-19 cases, positivity percentage and hospitalization rates falling dramatically in the county over the past three weeks, as well as updated guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chesterfield County has amended its policy on the use of face coverings by employees in public buildings.

Effective immediately, the wearing of masks indoors in county facilities is optional for employees and citizens without illness symptoms, a positive test or recent exposure to someone with COVID-19.

On Friday, Feb. 25, the CDC revised its metrics for community COVID risk levels and guidance for precautionary measures, including the wearing of masks indoors. The CDC is no longer recommending the need for these precautions in areas of medium and low risk, as determined by the 7-day average number of new cases, COVID-related hospitalizations and inpatient bed usage rates. 

In addition, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) is currently in the process of rescinding its workplace COVID regulations, which include workplace masking requirements. 

Under the county’s updated policy, masks still should be worn in healthcare settings, high-risk congregate settings such as correctional facilities, or when working with individuals who either are suspected of having COVID-19 or have been exposed to the virus.

Any employee may voluntarily wear a mask or facial covering as a personal preference, without discrimination or bias, and without harassment by another employee.

Employees also must continue to perform a daily health self-assessment and stay home when sick. 

View the full news release.