Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Federal Building Access Requirements

The President created the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force to give federal agencies ongoing guidance to keep their employees safe and their agencies operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.  New federal building access procedures took effect on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force has issued requirements related to building access of federal facilities, including the vaccination and testing of onsite contractors and visitors.  Those requirements are summarized below:

·  Agencies should provide onsite contractors and visitors with the Certification of Vaccination Form prior to their expected entry at a Federal building or Federally controlled indoor worksite.

·  Unless an agency has an existing system of records notice that permits it to collect and maintain this information for onsite contractors and visitors, agencies will direct onsite contractors and visitors to complete the Certification of Vaccination form and keep it with them during their time on Federal premises.

·  Onsite contractors and visitors may be asked to show the form upon entry to or throughout their time accessing a Federal building or Federally controlled indoor worksite. If they are not fully vaccinated or decline to answer, they will be required to show documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result from within the previous three days.

·  Individuals entering a Federal building, Federally controlled indoor worksite, or Federal land to obtain a public service or benefit do not need to complete the form or show documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result. However, if they are not fully vaccinated, they must comply with all relevant CDC guidance and safety protocols, including mask-wearing and physical distancing requirements.

Please be aware that a paper copy of the form is required for entry to GSA-controlled facilities, unless you qualify under the above exemption

Persons coming to the Rhode Island Bankruptcy Court to transact business with the Court for a court proceeding or to visit the Clerk's Office are coming to "obtain a public service or benefit" and therefore are not subject to these new vaccination form or negative covid test requirements in order to gain entry to the US Bankruptcy Court, located onthe 6'th floor, 380 Westminster Street, Providence, RI.  Upon entering the building, please notify the ground security you are coming for a public service or benefit.  The mask mandate in the building remains in effect. 

Please note The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force has released additional information related to the revised Agency Model Safety Principles

Additional information, Certification of Vaccination Form and Frequently Asked Questions can be found at the website below:


Tuesday, August 31, 2021