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Contractors Face Confusion Over Vax Mandate Terms

By Daniel Wilson (September 10, 2021, 7:42 PM EDT) -- President Joe Biden's new COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors is rife with undefined terms that are leaving attorneys scratching their heads about how it applies to subcontracts, work-from-home employees, and companies that work in both commercial and government contracting spaces.

Under the executive order released Thursday, tied to a similar order covering federal employees, the president effectively eliminated an exception to a July vaccination mandate for contractor employees that allowed those workers to choose to wear a mask, socially distance and subject themselves to regular testing instead of getting vaccinated.

The order also extends the mandate beyond those working on-site...

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