Although the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declaration expired on May 11th, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to implementing COVID-19 safety and health precautions to continue protecting 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 will continue to update 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.
The Department will comply with all relevant OMB and Safer Federal Workforce Task Force guidance.
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