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Biden Administration Updates Vaccination Guidance for Federal Contractors

Federal contractors can make their own determinations on vaccination exemptions and do not need to terminate employees who refuse vaccination, according to new guidance from the Biden Administration.

The Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce updated its Frequently Asked Questions page related to President Biden’s Executive Order 14042, which requires federal contractors ensure their employees who work in connection with federal contracts receive vaccination for COVID-19. The Taskforce issued its initial guidance on September 24, 2021, which we covered in a previous blog. The updates provide additional compliance advice requested by contractors as they attempt to comply with the mandate to get employees vaccinated by December 8, 2021, or another date specified in their federal contract.

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