Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors
On September 9, 2021, President Biden released his COVID-19 Action Plan, Path Out of the Pandemic (“Plan”). As part of the Plan, President Biden signed Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. Pursuant to the Order, on September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force released Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors Guidance, which contains three major workplace safety protocols:
Covered employees (those subject to a covered contract containing a clause for providing Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors) must be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021. After December 8, 2021, all covered contractor employees must be fully vaccinated by the first day of the period of performance on a newly awarded covered contract and by the first day of the period of performance on an exercised option or extended or renewed contract when the clause has been incorporated into a covered contract.
For more information and a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please view the Task Force Guidance here.
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