Employers; reporting outbreaks of COVID-19, effective clause. (SB1362)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Employers; reporting outbreaks of COVID-19. Requires that, upon determination that a worksite cluster of COVID-19 has occurred at a workplace with 50 or more employees, the Department of Health (the Department) shall make a report available to the public on a website maintained by the Department that includes (i) the name of the employer at which a worksite cluster has been reported and (ii) the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by such employer. The Department shall also report when previously reported outbreaks are under control. The bill defines "worksite cluster" as five or more cases with illness onset or initial positive results within a 14-day period and a likely epidemiologic linkage between cases. The bill provides that the provisions of the act shall expire upon expiration of the Governor's declared state of emergency in response to the continued spread of the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »

Looking for Vaccine Info?

When it comes to health, everyone wants reliable, up-to-date information. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has information that can help answer questions you might have about vaccines.

Go to CDC.gov

Richmond Sunlight prohibits comments that spread propaganda about COVID-19 or COVID vaccines. We will promptly delete any claims that COVID isn’t serious, or claims that vaccines are unsafe or ineffective.


03/01/2021: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/13/21 21102087D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/2021Assigned Education sub: Health
01/22/2021Assigned Education sub: Health
01/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1362)
01/28/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Reported from Education and Health with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Committee substitute printed 21103783D-S1
01/28/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/03/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103783D-S1
02/04/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/04/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB1362ES1
02/04/2021Printed as engrossed 21103783D-ES1
02/05/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1362ES1)
02/05/2021Read third time and defeated by Senate (29-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Requires 32 affirmative votes for passage
02/05/2021Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Passed by temporarily
02/05/2021Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/05/2021Amendment by Senator Lewis agreed to
02/05/2021Reengrossed by Senate committee substitute with amendments SB1362E2S1
02/05/2021Printed as reengrossed 21103783D-E2S1
02/05/2021Emergency clause deleted
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Passed Senate (27-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/2021Assigned HWI sub: Health
02/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1362E2)
02/16/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
02/16/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/16/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/16/2021Committee substitute printed 21200319D-H1
02/16/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2021Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
03/01/2021Left in Appropriations