November 3, 2021 - Coronavirus (COVID-19), Legislation

New Task Force Guidance Signals Some Flexibility For Contractors

On November 1, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (the “Task Force”) added new FAQs to its guidance on Executive Order 14042 (“EO 14042”), signaling that contractors have some flexibility to go beyond the rapidly-approaching December 8, 2021 deadline for covered employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Task Force also encouraged federal agencies to work with contractors facing compliance challenges with EO 14042, as long as those contractors are working in “good faith” to comply with the Task Force guidance. Contractors that fail to make such good faith efforts towards compliance, however, might face “termination” of their covered contracts or other “significant actions.”

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