Bloomberg Law
Nov. 4, 2021, 12:48 PM

Contractors Granted Extra Four Weeks to Meet Vaccine Mandate

Amanda H. Allen
Amanda H. Allen
Team Lead–Government Contracting

Federal contractors have until Jan. 4 to ensure compliance by all employees covered by the White House Safer Federal Workforce Task Force requirement to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The new effective date is four weeks later than the original Dec. 8 deadline.

Amid widespread concerns about employee resignations or terminations and the potential risks of inadequate compliance with the mandate, the task force on Nov. 1 updated the resources available for contractors to include more-detailed guidance addressing specific safety protocols, scope and applicability of the guidelines, and compliance.

One complication for employers has been that President Joe Biden’s ...