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Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Releases New Guidance Providing Additional Details on the Biden Administration’s Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors

The Biden Administration’s Safer Federal Workforce Task Force—which is led by the White House COVID-19 Response Team, the General Services Administration, and the Office of Personnel Management—released new frequently asked questions this afternoon to provide guidance on who is covered by the federal vaccine mandate.

The new guidance provides answers to specific questions regarding the vaccination requirements for federal contractor employees who work on site at a federal building, including: (1) whether agencies should inquire about the vaccination status of onsite contractor employees; (2) whether onsite contractor employees need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test; (3) whether an agency should ask onsite contractor employees about their vaccination status; (4) the types of negative COVID-19 test result an onsite contractor employee who is not vaccinated must show documentation of in order to enter a federal building; and (5) whether an agency can collect information on the vaccine status of its onsite contractors.

The new guidance described above is available on the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force website here. Additional guidance from the Task Force about the vaccination mandate for contractor employees is expected by September 24.

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