GUIDANCE ISSUED FOR FEDERAL CONTRACTORS ON VACCINE MANDATE AND REQUIREMENTS FOR MASKING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING 

October 8, 2021

Michelle M. De Oliveira, Esq.
Laura M. Raisty, Esq.


On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced his Path Out of the Pandemic: COVID-19 Action Plan. As part of the plan, the President signed Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (the “Order”). Pursuant to this Order, certain federal contracts and subcontracts must include a specific clause stating that the contractor or subcontractor will comply with COVID-19 guidance. That guidance, entitled COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors (“Guidance”) was issued on September 24, 2021.

This alert addresses which contractors are covered by the Order, and for those who are covered contractors, which of their employees are also covered. It also provides a summary of the requirements of the Order and Guidance.

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