MEMO from OMB – Managing Federal Contract Performance Issues Associated with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Federal contractors play a vital role in helping agencies meet the needs of our citizens, including the critical response efforts to COVID-19. The health and safety of all Americans, including our Federal contractors, remains the top priority. This memorandum identifies steps to help ensure this safety while maintaining continued contract performance in support of agency missions, wherever possible and consistent with the precautions issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Achieving these important goals – and maintaining the resilience of our Federal contracting base – requires continued communication by agencies with their contractors, both small and large, and effective leveraging of flexibilities and authorities to help minimize work disruption.