On October 5, 2021, Diz Locaria was quoted in Bloomberg Law on COVID-19 vaccination mandates for federal contractors.
According to the article, the Biden administration requirements on vaccines, masking, and physical distancing, detailed in guidance on September 24, call for federal contractor employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as early as December 8, unless they’re granted an accommodation. The new obligations cover companies with federal contracts for services, including construction, valued in most cases at more than $250,000, according to the guidance from the White House’s Safer Federal Workforce Task Force. The vaccination obligation also flows downward to the prime contractor’s subcontractors and any companies hired by the subcontractors
There are some clear exemptions, said Locaria. The requirements don’t apply to organizations receiving federal grants, since those aren’t considered acquisition contracts, he said. Projects partially funded by federal dollars, but contracted through state or local governments, such as highway or airport construction, also aren’t covered.
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