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September 27, 2021 - Coronavirus (COVID-19), Legislation

What To Do Now: Task Force Seeks Broad Coverage and Stringent COVID-19 Protocols for Contractors

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

On September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (the “Task Force”) issued guidance (the “Guidance”) on President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 (the “Order”). Although the Guidance recognizes that the Order is limited to only certain types of contracts, the Task Force strongly encourages federal agencies to apply these requirements broadly to nearly all federal contracts entered into, modified, or extended on or after October 15, 2021. Covered contractors will face stringent COVID-19 requirements according to the Guidance.

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