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COVID-19 Vaccination deadline extended for Federal Contractors

Published:  November 12, 2021

The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force has released updated guidance on COVID-19 vaccination requirements. A previous order indicated a December 8, 2021 deadline for covered federal government contractor and subcontractor employees to be fully vaccinated. Now, the updated guidance has extended the deadline to January 18, 2022.

But, it is important to note that this is the deadline to be FULLY vaccinated. People are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after the last required dose of their vaccine. This means that the deadline to get the final dose of the vaccine is January 4, 2022. This accounts for the required 2 week wait period in order to be considered fully vaccinated in time for the extended January 18 deadline.

The Task Force’s updated guidance also issued updated downloadable signage that can be used by covered contractors to post at workplace entrances to ensure safety protocols are followed. Links to the sample signage are posted below:

Sample signage for areas of high or substantial levels of community transmission (

Sample signage for areas of low to moderate levels of community transmission (

If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccination requirements and safety protocols, or any other general employment issues, please do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at The Royal Law Firm at 413-586-2288.