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Task Force Issues Details for Federal Contractors on Vaccine and Safety Requirements

September 28, 2021

On Friday, September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued new guidance on COVID-19 vaccination requirements and other workplace safety protocols for covered federal government contractors, as required under Executive Order 14042. Beginning on October 15, 2021, all agencies will be required to add a clause to all covered Federal procurement solicitations and contracts specifying that the contractor or subcontractor will comply with the vaccine requirement and COVID-19 workplace safety protocols. This requirement will not apply retroactively to existing contracts, but businesses should be aware that any future modifications to “covered contracts” after October 15, 2021, must contain the provision requiring compliance.

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