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Frequently Asked Questions

The following frequently asked questions provide further information to executive departments and agencies regarding implementation of Executive Order (EO) 13991, signed by President Biden on January 20, 2021; M-21-15 (PDF, Download Adobe Reader) on COVID-19 Safe Federal Workplace: Agency Model Safety Principles, issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on January 24, 2021; M-21-25, on Integrating Planning for A Safe Increased Return of Federal Employees and Contractors to Physical Workplaces with Post-Reentry Personnel Policies and Work Environments, issued by OMB on June 10, 2021; and the updated Model Agency COVID-19 Safety Principles, issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force on September 15, 2022. Where the model safety principles and more recently updated FAQs or guidance conflict as they relate to specific workplace safety protocols, the information in the FAQs or the guidance should be followed.

Additional resources for Federal agencies from the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force include:

  • Read implementation guidance on updates to Federal agency COVID-19 Workplace Safety Protocols (Issued August 17, 2022; PDF, Download Adobe Reader)
  • Read implementation guidance on COVID-19 Community Levels (Updated August 17, 2022; Originally Issued February 28, 2022; PDF, Download Adobe Reader)
  • For answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) on compliance with the applicable preliminary nationwide injunction on implementation and enforcement of the vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043, see this guidance (Updated August 17, 2022; Originally Issued January 24, 2022; PDF, Download Adobe Reader)

Use the navigation panel to learn more about each area. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please contact us at SaferFederalWorkforce@gsa.gov.