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September 17, 2021 - Coronavirus

New Guidance on COVID-19 Protocols for Contractor Employees at Federal Facilities

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On September 17, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (the “Task Force”) issued updated guidance (the “Guidance”) to federal agencies about COVID-19 safety protocols for employees of federal contractors and federal employees.  While the Guidance is mostly targeted at COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements for federal employees, there were several new and updated FAQs relating to federal contractors working on government sites.

This Guidance should not be confused with the guidelines that the Task Force will be issuing relating to President Biden’s Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Contractors, dated September 9, 2021 (the “Executive Order”).  Those guidelines will be issued by September 24, 2021.

The requirements in this Guidance, however, will likely inform many of the COVID-19 safety protocols that the Task Force will require under the Executive Order.

Read more on our Employment Law Commentary blog.