Source: JD Supra
On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced an executive order (EO) that expands upon the administration’s goals of requiring both federal employees and contractors and subcontractors working in connection with federal contracts to receive a vaccine against COVID-19. The new requirements are much more aggressive than the administration’s safety protocols previously issued on July 29, which only required verification of vaccination status or testing for government employees and onsite contractors. The new EO eliminates the testing option and expands the vaccine requirement to all federal contractors regardless of whether they have employees working on federal property. This presumably would include remote employees if they work on qualifying contracts.
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