COVID-19 Workforce Information
To ensure compliance with an applicable nationwide preliminary injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees.
- Consistent with CDC guidance, for most Federal workplaces, DHS Components should pause requiring, requesting, or collecting vaccination status information from employees, contractor employees, and visitors.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has set recommendations related to COVID-19 Community Levels, which measure the impact of COVID-19 illness on health and healthcare systems. Task Force guidance relies on CDC COVID-19 Community Levels county-level data to determine the appropriate prevention strategies to utilize at a given time, including with respect to requiring mask-wearing, encouraging consideration of physical distancing, avoiding crowding, and implementing screening testing for high-risk settings. For answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) on compliance with the applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, see this guidance.
Find resources to keep you and your family safe from COVID-19. These resources include:
- testing sites; and
- at home test kits.
- How to find a COVID-19 vaccine
- Benefits of getting vaccinated
- Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
- Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work
- Myths and facts about COVID-19 vaccines
- Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccines Work
- COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness
- COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens
- Vaccination considerations for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- People with Certain Medical Conditions
- COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide
- COVID-19 Data Tracker (CDC)
- Everyday Precautions to Keep COVID-19 Out of Your Home
- Proper Hand Washing Steps
- How to Disinfect your Workspace
- Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines
- COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding (CDC)
- Guide to Masks (CDC)
- Actions You Can Take to Prevent the Spread of Illness (CDC)
- Travelers' Health (CDC)
- COVID-19 by County (CDC)
- Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
- Coping with Stress (CDC)
- Paid Sick Leave and Family Leave Rights and PDF (DOL)
- Workplace Protections and Reasonable Accommodations (EEOC)
- Creating a Safer Federal Workforce: A Response to COVID-19 (USA.gov)
- Contact Information for State and Local Public Health Departments (USA.gov)
- COVID-19 Resources for Veterans (VA)
Protect Your Bubble
A “bubble” is an unofficial term used to describe individuals outside your immediate household with whom you feel comfortable spending time with during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Being a part of a “bubble” can potentially limit the risk of COVID-19 transmission because “bubble” participants are upfront about following guidelines and adhering to those prevention measures over time.
View the Protect Your Bubble myth and fact flyer.
Visit CDC’s COVID-19 vaccines website to view additional resources.
Everyday preventive measures that reduce the spread of germs also help reduce the risk of respiratory infections like COVID-19:
- Avoid close contact with people suffering from respiratory infections.
- Wash your hands frequently, especially after direct contact with ill people or their belongings.
- Avoid direct contact and handling of farm or wild animals.
- If you have symptoms of respiratory infection, stay home and practice cough etiquette. Cover your coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues, or cough and sneeze into your elbow. Practicing hand hygiene, consistently and correctly wearing a high-quality mask when necessary, improving ventilation, and keeping your distance, when possible, from anyone who is sick.
- Avoid unnecessary travel to known affected areas, if possible.
If you have specific questions regarding your personal health conditions and the vaccine, we ask that you speak with your personal healthcare provider for more guidance.