On October 26, 2021, Kelley Drye partner David Hickey, chair of the Government Contracts practice, presented on “Top Takeaways from Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate” for the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME.)

The presentation discussed President Biden’s September 9, 2021 Executive Order 14042, requiring federal contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and the 14-page guidance issued on September 24 by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, detailing the new obligations and responding to some frequently asked questions.  These obligations and FAQs will be incorporated into federal government contracts and subcontracts and require vaccination of covered employees by December 8.