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Executive Order 14042 Requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination of Federal Contractors [November 19, 2021]   [open pdf - 709KB]

From the Document: "On September 9, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., issued Executive Order (E.O.) 14042 [hyperlink] requiring parties contracting with the federal government to provide adequate COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] safeguards for their workers. Federal contracts and contract-like instruments (jointly 'contracts') must now include a clause compelling most contractors and subcontractors (at any level) to comply with prescribed COVID-19 workplace safety requirements for the duration of contracted work. Such requirements include a mandate for certain federal contractor employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 [hyperlink], allowing for exceptions only as required by law. This requirement is distinguishable from similar efforts, such as the proposed Department of Labor (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) COVID-19 vaccination rule [hyperlink] that would apply to employers with 100 or more employees. [...] The requirements of E.O. 14042 apply to any 'workplace locations ... in which an individual is working on or in connection with a Federal Government contract.' E.O. 14042 applies to new contracts and solicitations; extensions or renewals of existing contracts; and exercises of option periods for existing contracts, where the contract is entered into, extended, or renewed on or after October 15, 2021--or a contract option period is exercised on or after October 15, 2021."

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CRS Insight, IN11803
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2021-11-19
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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