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White House Announces New Measures to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

September 10, 2021

On September 9, 2021, the White House announced a COVID-19 Plan that contains a comprehensive national strategy to address the rise in COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant. The strategy employs six detailed points of focus:

1. Vaccinating the Unvaccinated through:

2. Further Protecting the Vaccinated by:

3. Keeping Schools Safely Open by:

4. Increasing Testing and Requiring Masking by:

 5. Protecting Our Economic Recovery by:

6. Improving Care for Those With COVID-19 Cases by:

On the same day, President Biden also signed two related executive orders:

  1. Executive Order on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees, requiring federal agencies to implement programs requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.
  2. Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, requiring the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force to issue COVID-19 workplace safety protocol guidance and compliance with such guidance by federal contractors and subcontractors.

Additional rules and guidance are expected to be issued in the coming weeks, and we will continue to follow these developments. If you have any questions about this new development or how it may impact your workplace, please contact the authors of this alert or your Miller Canfield attorney.

This information is based on the facts and guidance available at the time of publication and may change.