The FDIC’s previous COVID-19 guidance for FDIC contractor personnel, issued on April 11, 2022, is rescinded and replaced with the following guidance:
Effective August 29, 2022, the FDIC is implementing a number of changes to our COVID-19-related health and safety protocols. These updates bring our protocols in line with updated guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier this month and endorsed by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force. The following new health and safety protocols are in place for FDIC contractor personnel:
- Face masks are required for all FDIC contractor personnel working in an FDIC facility in a county with a CDC-designated High Community Level. In these instances, masks are required in common areas or when 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained. Community Levels are updated by the CDC on Fridays; when required, the mask mandate will go into effect on the following Monday. You can check Community Levels by clicking here and searching for the county of the relevant FDIC facility. We encourage you to check the Community Level the day you wish to enter an FDIC facility to determine whether or not you will need to wear a mask on-site.
- Anyone who wishes to wear a mask in any FDIC facility may do so at any time.
- Contractor personnel are no longer required to share their vaccination status, be fully vaccinated, or participate in a routine testing program, unless required by their contracting company.
- Contractor personnel are not required to complete a vaccination attestation form or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before visiting an FDIC facility.
- The FDIC will make reasonable efforts to identify and notify close contacts of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting FDIC facilities.
- In addition, the CDC no longer recommends that individuals quarantine after being exposed to an individual with COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status. Instead, individuals who have been exposed are encouraged to wear a well-fitting and high-quality mask for 10 days post-exposure and to take a COVID-19 test five full days following exposure. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are still required to isolate per CDC guidance.