DATE: October 1, 2021

Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation Regarding Implementation of Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors

TO: HCAs/Procurement Directors/Contracting Officers FROM: Director, Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division, Office of Policy, Office of Acquisition Management

The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council (CAAC) issued CAAC letter 2021-03 on September 30, 2021, authorizing agencies to issue class deviations to implement the requirements of E.O. 14042.

The DOE class deviation and CAAC letter 2021-03 with the FAR deviation text are attached.

Further implementation guidance is expected to be issued shortly.

Contracting Officer Questions concerning this policy flash should be directed to the Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division at

This Flash will be available online at the following website: