Changes made to inauguration of Pittsburgh Mayor-Elect Ed Gainey

PITTSBURGH — The City of Pittsburgh will officially swear in Mayor-elect Ed Gainey as the 61st mayor of Pittsburgh on Jan. 3.

Because of COVID-19 cases in the area and guidance from public health officials, the ceremony will now take place virtually.

In a historic upset, Gainey defeated Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto in May’s primary.

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The inauguration will be preceded by an interfaith prayer for Pittsburgh’s future that will be livestreamed on Mayor-elect Gainey’s social media pages.