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COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors   [open pdf - 158KB]

From the Introduction: "On September 9, President Biden announced his Path Out of the Pandemic: COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] Action Plan [hyperlink]. One of the main goals of this science-based plan is to get more people vaccinated. As part of that plan, the President signed Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors [hyperlink], ('the order') which directs executive departments and agencies, including independent establishments subject to the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act, 40 U.S.C. [United States Code] § 102(4)(A), to ensure that covered contracts and contract-like instruments include a clause ('the clause') that the contractor and any subcontractors (at any tier) shall incorporate into lower-tier subcontracts. This clause shall specify that the contractor or subcontractor shall, for the duration of the contract, comply with all guidance for contractor or subcontractor workplace locations published by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force ('Task Force'), provided that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget ('OMB') approves the Task Force Guidance (the or this 'Guidance') and determines that the Guidance, if adhered to by covered contractors, will promote economy and efficiency in Federal contracting. The actions directed by the order will ensure that parties who contract with the Federal Government provide COVID-19 safeguards in workplaces with individuals working on or in connection with a Federal Government contract or contract-like instrument. [...] Pursuant to this Guidance, and in addition to any requirements or workplace safety protocols that are applicable because a contractor or subcontractor employee is present at a Federal workplace, Federal contractors and subcontractors with a covered contract will be required to conform to the following workplace safety protocols: 1. COVID-19 vaccination of covered contractor employees, except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation; 2. Compliance by individuals, including covered contractor employees and visitors, with the Guidance related to masking and physical distancing while in covered contractor workplaces; and 3. Designation by covered contractors of a person or persons to coordinate COVID-19 workplace safety efforts at covered contractor workplaces."

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2021-09-24
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Safer Federal Workforce Task Force: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/
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