New information on Executive Order 14042 Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors
GovCon Brief – BREAKING: Federal Court Enjoins Contractor Vaccine Mandate to read the full article
12/7/21 “Earlier today, a federal judge in Southern District of Georgia has also enjoined the vaccine mandate. This time, the injunction applies nationwide.”
“What does this decision mean?
At least for now, President Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors is on hold. But this decision won’t be the last word: the Department of Justice will no doubt appeal this ruling; during the appeal, the vaccine mandate might be allowed to go into effect. But it’s too early to say for certain.
And though this decision might bring some short-term relief to contractors (when considering the burden of compliance), it might only lead to more confusion. As the decision is appealed, the prospect of whether the mandate applies will continue to be uncertain. And, if the Court’s decision is ultimately reversed, it could impact contractor compliance.
At least as of today, though, federal contractors don’t have to comply with the vaccine mandate. Keep a close eye on GovConBrief, where we’ll continue to monitor COVID-19’s impact to federal contractors.”
Author Matthew Schoonover
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