COVID-19 Federal Workforce Vaccination Deadline Extended to January 4, 2022

This morning, the White House released updated Covid-19 vaccination guidelines. This update includes a nearly month-long delay in the mandate implementation. Previously, all federal workers and contractors must have either been fully vaccinated or granted some form of extension or accommodation by December 8, 2022. Fully vaccinated means two weeks following the final dose, meaning the actual deadline was early November for employees to begin the two-shot cycle of Pfizer or Moderna.

The new deadline also comes with updated recommendations from OSHA.

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Five (More) Things You Should Know: Common Vaccine Mandate Misconceptions

The vaccine mandate remains the talk of the governing contracting community. Even as a new lawsuit seeks to block the mandate, many contractors are working feverishly in an effort to comply.

Last week, I addressed responses to five common misconceptions I am hearing about the vaccine mandate. But I am seeing many more misconceptions, and updated guidance from the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force helps address some of them. So let’s take a look at five more common misconceptions about the contractor vaccine mandate.

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Event: Contractor Vaccine Mandate Webinar, Hosted by Govology

Here at Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC, we’ve had a lot of contractors ask, “are you going to give a webinar on the contractor vaccine mandate?” I am pleased to say that the answer is yes.

On November 17, please join me and Shane McCall for a special Govology webinar on the vaccine mandate. We will cover which contractors and subcontractors must comply, which employees are covered, when employees must be vaccinated, how employers should confirm employee vaccination, and much more, including the latest guidance from the Safer Federal Workplace Task Force.

It’s easy to register: just click here. See you on November 17!

Five Things You Should Know: Common Misconceptions about the Contractor Vaccine Mandate

The contractor vaccine mandate is the talk of the government contracting community. As contractors scramble to understand the ins-and-outs of the new requirement, my colleagues and I are seeing some of the same misconceptions repeatedly arise.

Without further ado, here are five common misconceptions about the contractor vaccine mandate, and the actual rules you should know in regards to each.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: October 18-22, 2021

Hope everyone is enjoying their fall. I’ll be doing some pumpkin carving this week after going to the pumpkin patch. It was another busy week in the federal government contracting world. The vaccine mandate has been a hot topic, this week, as well as the passing of General Colin Powell.

Here are a few articles that we found to be of interest to those in federal government contracting. Enjoy and have a great weekend.

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Contractor Vaccine Mandate: What About Work-From-Home Employees?

My colleagues and I here at Koprince McCall Pottroff have been hearing lots of questions about the new COVID-19 vaccine mandate for certain employees of federal government contractors. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the pandemic-related rise in remote work, one of the most common questions is “are work-from-home employees required to be vaccinated?”

The answer, it turns out, is “it depends.”

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