By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The City of Pittsburgh’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees took effect on December 22.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Snow Keeps Falling
In total, 85.85% of city workers are fully vaccinated, but a total of 278 have refused to get the shots, according to city officials.READ MORE: Adorable Newborns At Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Dress Up In Terrible Towels
The city has said that it has begun taking disciplinary measures against those who have not complied with the mandate.
If a worker gets their first shot, however, the “disciplinary action” will stop temporarily to allow for the employee to get their second shot.MORE NEWS: Live Winter Storm Tracker: Snow Now Expected To Reach 6-12 Inches In Pittsburgh
The city stated that the mandate will not harm the services it provides and “will result in more employees becoming vaccinated.”