COVID-19 Guidance for Contractors and Financial Assistance Recipients

NOAA is committed to taking appropriate safety precautions to support the health and well-being of our employees and affiliates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to assess all measures necessary to mitigate risks to the spread of the disease consistent with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Please see the following guidance for more information:

Important Information Regarding COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (Issued October 6, 2021)

Procurement Memorandum 2022-01 was issued on October 5, 2021, to implement the requirements of Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. Since the issuance of PM 2022-01, a nationwide injunction—an order barring enforcement of the Executive Order in any state or outlying area of the United States--has been filed. The court orders are preliminary and may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of on-going litigation. Until further notice, contracting officials must follow the guidance found in the Office of Acquisition Management Update on Procurement Memorandum 2022-01 and Implementation of Executive Order 14042 from December 9, 2021.

Safer Federal Workplace Guidance 

Health and Safety Information for Financial Assistance Applicants and Recipients during COVID-19 (Issued March 27, 2020; updated May 20, 2021)