Peter-Raymond Graffeo

Will You Be Required to Get a Vaccine? What You Need to Know About the Mandated Vaccines for Federal Contractors.

On September 9, 2021, President Joe Biden issued two Executive Orders that will require Federal employees and contractors to be vaccinated.[1] The first is the Executive Order on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees (“Federal Employee Order”), and it requires all Federal employees to be vaccinated with no alternative option for regular testing. President Biden asked the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (“Task Force”) to produce an “issued guidance” for agency implementation of the Executive Order. The Task Force produced the COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Agency Model Safety Principles (“Task Force Model Principles”), which stipulates that all Federal employees, except in “limited circumstances,” must be vaccinated no later than November 22, 2021. [Read More…]