Biden Announces Vaccine-or-Masks Mandate for Feds, Some Contractors

Federal employees will have a choice: get vaccinated, or wear masks when indoors at federal facilities and subject themselves to regular COVID-19 testing.

Biden: Onsite Contractors Must Attest to Vaccine Status or Be Subject to Restrictions 

The White House rolled out a slew of initiatives to boost vaccinations in the United States. 

Coronavirus Roundup: Agencies Update Mask Guidelines; Watchdogs Examine VA and IRS Facilities During COVID 

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

GovExec Daily: How CFOs See the Pandemic and Resiliency

Ann Ebberts of the Association of Government Accountants and Grant Thornton's Tony Scardino join the podcast to discuss a survey of government financial officials.

DOD Reimposes Mask Mandate Inside Pentagon, Other Bases Near ‘Substantial’ COVID Transmission

Troops, employees, contractors, and others must be masked when indoors on Defense Department facilities in these areas.

OMB Reinstitutes Mask Mandate in ‘High Transmission’ Regions, Including D.C.

The return of masking requirements at federal facilities comes amid concerns about the COVID-19 Delta variant.

6 Things to Know about the Slow COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Experts explain the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, what's going wrong (particularly in low-income countries), and what needs to change.

Why Isn’t the Military Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines?

Service members need to be protected against the coronavirus. This isn’t a close call.

Biden Weighs Vaccine Mandate for the Federal Workforce

Yes, your agency can require you to get one, despite the fact that vaccines have been issued only under emergency use authorization by the FDA.

Back to Work? Here's How to Help Your Dog Cope

Millions of people returning to the workplace means millions of dogs left home alone. "This is something that's a big deal for a dog..."

GovExec Daily: Vaccine Hesitancy and Public Messaging

Dr. Stephen Neely, PhD, of the University of South Florida’s School of Public Affairs joins the podcast to discuss how health officials can break through to those are wary of the COVID-9 immunization efforts.

Democrats Seek Interviews to Better Understand Possible Political Interference in Early Coronavirus Response

The lawmakers are looking to speak with 11 current and former health officials, including some career employees.

VA Mandates Vaccines for Health Care Workers

“It’s the best way to keep veterans safe, especially as the Delta variant spreads across the country,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough.

GovExec Daily: The Culture Wars, Return to Offices and Management

Kearney's Leslie Parker joins the podcast to discuss how to navigate information about COVID-19 in the workplace.