Class Deviation 2021-O0009
Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors - Revision 2

Effective immediately, this class deviation revises and supersedes Class Deviation 2021-O0009, Revision 1, issued on December 2, 2021. This revision to the class deviation implements the requirements of a preliminary injunction issued by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia on December 7, 2021, enjoining implementation of the provisions of Executive Order (E.O.) 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, in the United States and its territories. This revision also implements the requirements of the preliminary injunction issued by the United States Federal Court of the Eastern District of Kentucky on November 30, 2021, enjoining the implementation of E.O. 14042’s provisions in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.

Therefore, effective immediately, to ensure compliance with the preliminary injunctions, contracting officers shall not enforce the attached class deviation clause 252.223-7999, Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. Contracting officers shall not include the class deviation clause in new solicitations and shall not enforce the requirements of the clause in existing contracts, task orders, and delivery orders. In addition, contracting officers shall not include this class deviation clause in new contracts or orders and shall not amend existing contracts or orders to incorporate the class deviation clause.

Additional information is available at Safer Federal Workforce at and at at This class deviation remains in effect until further notice.
Effective Date: December 9, 2021 (10 months ago)
Expire Date: None Given
Official Documents: Memo
Official Attachments: 1 2
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