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Frequently Asked Questions About the New COVID-19 Vaccine Executive Actions

McGuire Woods – President Biden’s broad six-part strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is raising many questions for employers. While employers await the much-anticipated regulations, a few answers to questions regarding the proposed federal vaccine requirements already are available. Read the full post McGuire Woods
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Government Contractor Q&A: Impact of Nationwide Injunction Prohibiting Enforcement of Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate

Blank Rome – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcement of Executive Order 14042, under which prime contractors and subcontractors are required to ensure that all of their employees working “on or in connection with” covered federal contracts are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The order was […]
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Executive Order 14042 Survival Guide: An Analysis of What We Know, What We Think,...

Sheppard Mullin – On September 9, 2021, the President issued Executive Order 14042, which applies new rules – including vaccination mandates – to federal service contractors and subcontractors.  This rule is different and separate from (and stricter than) the OSHA emergency standard applicable to large businesses; because this federal contractor mandate does not include a […]
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The New COVID-19 Executive Order Is Not Just for Contractors

Venable – President Biden issued Executive Order 14042 titled Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, which requires the inclusion of a clause in certain contract and contract-like instruments mandating compliance “with all guidance for contractor or subcontractor workplace locations published by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force[.]” While the order explicitly omits grants from […]
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Vaccine Mandate for Government Contractors: Guidance and FAR Class Deviation Bring Clarity and Questions

Arent Fox – President Biden’s executive order regarding federal contractor COVID safety left key requirements (including details as to any vaccination mandate) to be established in the subsequent Task Force Guidance and contract clause. With the recent publication of both the Task Force Guidance and a FAR class deviation, federal contractors now have greater clarity […]
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Two Law Firms Must Force Vaccines In Biden Contractor Order

President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors could force at least two major law firms to begin requiring the shots by Jan. 4. Sullivan & Cromwell and Baker Donelson have ongoing contracts with federal agencies though currently do not require all employees in their firms to be vaccinated, according to November Bloomberg Law and […]
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Defense Production Act (DPA) a Critical Component of Biden Strategy for COVID-19

Crowell & Moring - The Biden administration has identified the Defense Production Act (DPA) as a key part of its new “National Strategy for...

Section 3610 of the CARES Act Extended Until March 31, 2021

Crowell & Moring – On Sunday, President Trump signed a combined COVID-Relief and Omnibus Spending Bill, The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which funds the Federal Government for FY 2021 and includes a variety of COVID-19-related relief measures.  Among those measures, Section 1002 of the Act extends the reimbursement period for Section 3610 of the […]
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Biden Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors –A Number...

Stinson – On September 9, 2021, President Biden rolled out his Path Out of the Pandemic plan to combat the spread of COVID-19. The Plan contains a number of moving parts and coverage that remains to be finalized. Of note to government contractors, the Plan includes (1) an instruction to OSHA to issue a directive […]
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Coronavirus Update: DPA Authority Delegated to Department of Agriculture to Combat Food Supply Chain...

On April 28, the President signed an Executive Order on Delegating Authority Under the DPA with Respect to Food Supply Chain Resources During the...