October 8, 2021
In September, President Biden issued Executive Orders regarding Covid vaccination. First, he issued an order regarding vaccination for federal employees; then he announced that OSHA would be developing a rule to require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure that their workforce is vaccinated or tested at least weekly – this rule has not been issued yet; finally, he issued an order relating to private companies that contracted with the federal government.
As there was some confusion, particularly regarding this final order, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued guidance for federal contractors and subcontractors. The following is a summary of issues which may be a source of confusion for businesses doing business with the federal government: