On Sept. 9, 2021, President Biden issued his Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (EO), mandating vaccines for all federal employees and covered federal contractor employees. Although the respective agencies are expected to promulgate guidance and rules effectuating the EO, which will become effective Oct. 15, 2021, the Safety Federal Workforce Task Force has given guidance as to protocols federal contractors should follow, building on the prior government safety protocol directive. Until federal contractors are contractually required to be vaccinated, contractors should note the following safety protocols for their employees who are not yet fully vaccinated or decline to provide information about their vaccination status.

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