January 18 New Deadline for Covered Federal Contractors to be Fully Vaccinated

On November 10, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force updated its guidance regarding the deadline for covered contractors to meet vaccination requirements. The update extends the initial December 8, 2021 deadline to January 18, 2022. The updated guidance is available here and includes links to FAQs which were also updated to address circumstances where the CDC recommends delaying vaccination, explain that the January 18 deadline applies to work performed at both contractor and federal agency workplaces, and provide sample signage for contractors to post at covered workplaces.

Please note the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and we could see additional changes.