Pittsburgh announces masking guidance for employees and city facilities

PITTSBURGH — Employees and those visiting Pittsburgh city facilities will be required to wear masks while inside the buildings.

According to a news release, individuals who are unvaccinated are required to wear masks at all times inside city facilities, while vaccinated individuals are required to wear masks in common areas, shared vehicles and group settings.

The mask requirement is based on CDC guidance and begins Friday. This applies to City of Pittsburgh office buildings, satellite sites like public safety and public works facilities, community recreation centers and healthy active living senior centers.

At this time, this does not apply to outdoor city facilities.

The city will require vaccinations as a condition of employment for all new city employees. Beginning Aug. 16, existing non-union employees will be required to be fully vaccinated or will be required to take weekly COVID tests and wear masks. The city will be meeting with unions representing remaining employees to discuss additional vaccination and testing requirements.