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 […]
Biden Mandates Vaccines for Federal Contractors, Signals Coming Mandates for Businesses with Over 100...
Wiley – As many anticipated, President Biden issued two Executive Orders (EOs) on Thursday evening, September 9, 2021, mandating vaccinations, one for federal employees and the other for federal contractors. The EOs direct federal agencies to: (1) implement programs requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all federal employees, with exceptions only as required by law, and (2) ensure […]
President Biden Issues Executive Order Requiring COVID-19 Safeguards for US Government Prime Contractors and...
Arnold & Porter – The Biden Administration published an Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (EO) on Thursday, September 9, 2021 that many are describing as a “vaccine mandate” for federal contractors. President Biden’s speech introducing the EO cast it as a vaccine mandate, but the EO is silent on […]
Blank Rome – We forecast in March possible COVID safety mandates for government contractors. They’ve arrived. President Biden issued a September 9, 2021, executive order that will implement sweeping COVID Safety protocols for government contractors, including potential vaccine mandates, to be established by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force. This FAQ breaks down the basics and includes our assessment […]
Venable – The Biden Administration is significantly expanding its efforts to ensure that federal contractors’ employees receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Previous White House direction required contractor personnel working onsite to attest to their vaccination status and, if they are unvaccinated, to comply with masking, physical distancing, testing, and travel requirements. Yesterday, President Biden issued an Executive […]
President Biden Announces National Vaccination Strategy: Contractors Are Subject to New Vaccine Requirements
On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a six-pronged comprehensive national strategy designed to increase the number of vaccinated Americans and has issued Executive Orders (“EOs”) to further that end. Particularly relevant to federal government contractors, the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors requires executive departments and agencies to include […]
President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant. More at Defense News
Perkins Coie – President Biden announced the nation’s COVID-19 Action Plan, which is a six-prong, comprehensive national strategy designed to save lives, keep schools open and safe, and protect the nation’s economy while avoiding additional lockdowns and damage. The six prongs are: Vaccinating the unvaccinated; Further protecting the vaccinated; Keeping schools safely open; Increasing testing […]
Husch Blackwell – On July 29th, 2021, President Biden announced additional efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates and to protect the federal workforce, including strengthening safety protocols for federal employees and contractors. Under the Biden Administration’s new guidance, in areas of high or substantial transmission of COVID-19, federal employees, contractors, and visitors must wear a […]
Agencies are starting to implement and issue guidance to carry out the Biden administration’s vaccine attestation and testing protocols for onsite contractors. More Government Executive