Federal Contractors in Various Stages of Directing Employee Vaccination

Across the nation, thousands of companies have federal contracts, collectively worth billions of dollars, but those contracts are in jeopardy. Federal contract holders must be in full compliance with President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate by Dec. 8 to continue to be eligible to perform contract work. While many companies have informed employees that they intend to comply with Biden’s mandate, directing workers to be vaccinated or face termination; other companies still have not had a full conversation with employees while they try to work out the finer details. It causes uncertainty for employees who have thus far, avoided the vaccine for personal reasons ranging from religious beliefs or skepticism about the vaccine to complicated health issues. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that the federal government’s rules on Biden’s vaccine mandate for private businesses are still forthcoming. She acknowledged an enforceable rule from OSHA is not here yet …

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