The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (Task Force) issued its much anticipated guidance to federal contractors pursuant to President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 (EO), which we covered here. Simply put: the Task Force requires that covered contractor employees get vaccinated—whether they are full-time or part-time; whether they work at a contractor workplace, Federal workplace, or from their homes; and whether they work directly on a government contract, indirectly, or only at the same workplace as those who do. And this must be done by the holidays: the guidance requires prime contractors and subcontractors at any tier to ensure that all of these employees are fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021, unless they are legally entitled to an accommodation. (Thus, employees covered by the guidance must receive a single-dose vaccine or the second dose in a two-dose series by the Monday before Thanksgiving.)
Click here for some key takeaways from the guidance.