On September 9th, 2021 President Joe Biden signed Executive Order 14042 on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. In it, executive departments and agencies are directed to include a clause in all covered contracts requiring contractors to comply with guidance issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force.
In mid-October, the federal government began enforcing the requirements of the COVID vaccine mandate, which ensures adequate COVID-19 safety protocols for federal contractors across the U.S. Specifically, by requiring that all employees of covered federal contractors and those working in connection with federal contracts be fully vaccinated no later than December 8th, 2021.
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The bottom line is unless there’s a legal exception, the mandate applies to any contractor employee working on a covered contract, any contractor employee working in connection with a covered contract, and anyone who would come into contact with contractors at covered workplace locations.
Before December 8th, 2021, all federal contractors need to have strong compliance mechanisms in place to help them adhere to the new federal executive order. At a minimum, employees will have to follow CDC masking and social distancing protocols in a contractor-covered workplace.
The Eyrus platform can help by providing an easy, reliable way to track COVID vaccinations at the worker levels. Reports can be built out and automatically sent for construction safety compliance tracking anytime, from anywhere. Read about how your team can stay safe and maintain progress with our construction workforce solutions here.
To make sure you’re protected, we advise contractors and subcontractors to seek advice from counsel regarding the new positions being taken by the government and to determine whether compliance is mandatory, and fully understand the risks associated with pushing back on the government’s mandate. You can read the full mandate here.
To learn more about how Eyrus’s workforce visibility solutions like Zone Management and Contact Tracing can help you navigate the new COVID-19 vaccine mandate requirements, contact the Eyrus team here, or reach out to KnowMore@eyris.com. We’re here to support you.
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