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GSA Will Insert FAR 52.223-99, Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors in...

Crowell & Moring – Following President Biden’s announcement of Executive Order 14042 (“EO”) on September 9, 2021, several agencies have issued guidance on the EO’s applicability to the contractor community. Further to GSA’s September 30, 2021 Class Deviation CD-2021-13, on October 6, 2021, GSA reiterated that a mass modification program for all GSA Schedule Contracts would […]
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State Vaccine Mandate Bans: What Are Federal Contractors to Do?

Blank Rome – Texas Governor Greg Abbott just raised the stakes in the inevitable tide of litigation about President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates by issuing an Executive Order banning vaccine mandates in Texas. We expect other states to follow suit. This raises important questions for federal contractors, who are working against the clock to ensure […]
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Myth Buster: If Your Company Receives Federal Funds the Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandated Obligations...

Verrill Dana – This is the second in a series of posts from Verrill with the purpose of helping to dispel myths that are currently circulating concerning employment laws and rules related to COVID-19. Read the full post at Verrill Dana
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Vaccine Mandate Mandatory for Government Contractors: Additional Guidance; More Questions

Crowell & Moring – President Biden’s September 9, 2021 announcement of Executive Order 14042 (“EO”) has been followed by several agency pronouncements attempting to provide needed clarity to the contractor community.  The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (“Task Force”) issued detailed guidance on September 24.   On September 30 and October 1, federal agencies began to […]
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And … They’re Off! Contractors Race to Comply Now that the COVID-19 Vaccination Deviations...

By Richard Arnholt of Bass Berry & Sims Well, that was quick.  In four memos dated September 30 and October 1, contractors learned the terms of the contract provisions implementing the COVID-19 vaccine and masking requirements mandated by President Biden’s Executive Order (EO) 14042, discussed here, and the implementing guidance issued by the Safer Federal […]
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Breaking Down the COVID-19 Safety Guidance for Government Contractors and Subcontractors: What We Know,...

Blank Rome – Answering some questions and raising others, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued its highly anticipated COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors on Friday, September 24. In short: a broad vaccine mandate for employees of government contractors is coming. But the exact details on application, exemptions, and compliance remain […]
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Federal Agencies Roll Out Class Deviations for Contractor Vaccination Requirements

Wiley – The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council, Civilian Agency Acquisition Council, and several agencies have issued class deviations and related instructions for implementing Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Workers. These publications include the FAR clause to be used in the near term, FAR 52.223-99. (The Department of Defense issued its […]
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COVID-19 Workplace Safety Protocols for Government Prime Contractors and Subcontractors: What It Means for...

Arnold & Porter – President Biden issued an executive order on September 9, 2021 charting a path for implementing COVID-19 safeguards for government contractors (EO). The first step in that process was for the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (Task Force) to issue guidance approved by the Director of the Office of Management & Budget […]
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Contractor Personnel Must Get COVID-19 Vaccines By December 8, 2021

Schoonover & Moriarty – Late last week, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued guidance to federal government contractors and subcontractors for dealing with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The gist? Covered contractor personnel must be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021, and contractors must ensure that personnel abide by applicable masking and social distancing recommendations. Read […]
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New Vaccine Mandate Guidance Issued for Federal Contractors: 5 Things You Need to Know

PilieroMazza – On September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued much-anticipated guidance regarding President Biden’s Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. Issued September 9, 2021, Executive Order 14042 announced that parties who contract with the federal government would soon be subject to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. The Task Force’s […]
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