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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:

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