Pittsburgh City employees facing discipline for not complying with vaccine requirements

Nearly 300 City of Pittsburgh employees were facing disciplinary action for not getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Mayor Peduto issued an Executive Order on November 1, stating that all employees had to be fully vaccinated by December 22.

On Dec. 30, the Mayor’s office stated 95% of workers had complied by getting their shots, or by having an exemption or extension, a 10% increase from the previous week.

Employees who remain unvaccinated are now facing discipline. If the remaining employees get their first shot, the City will pause any further discipline to give them time to become fully vaccinated.

According to city officials, the next stage of the process will not result in disruptions to City services and operations.