The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to implementing COVID-19 safety and health precautions to protect our employees and by extension their families and the Nation we serve. While protecting the homeland from threats such as COVID-19, DHS must also protect the tens of thousands of employees standing guard at the borders, protecting the traveling public, securing our critical infrastructure, and performing vital missions domestically and abroad every day. It is important to remember that over 65% of the DHS workforce continued to report to work in-person, serving their fellow citizens throughout the pandemic.
We developed and keep updated, workforce safety guidance and employee COVID-19 resources, in response to new and emerging information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health and in accordance with the Executive Orders, regulations, and Administration guidance and guidelines of the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force. Protecting the safety and health of our employees and their families while ensuring the continuity of our important missions and operations is one of our top priorities and is critical for national security.
Each covered contractor will be responsible for ensuring its contractor workforce is in compliance. In accordance with Executive Order 14042, DHS issued a deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation that allows DHS to add a clause requiring contractor employee vaccinations for those working at location where the DHS contract is performed. In implementing Executive Orders 14042 and 14043, the Department will comply with all relevant court orders, including by following relevant OMB and Safer Federal Workforce Task Force guidance.
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