PRESS RELEASES

Statement on Employee's Claims Regarding Vaccine Mandate Discipline, Terminations of First Responders

Recently, a Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Detective made false claims on several news outlets that hundreds of first responders including police, fire and EMS will face termination under the City of Pittsburgh’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate.

We want to be very clear that there is no threat to Public Safety. Employees are aware that the disciplinary process is on hold while negotiations are underway with their unions.

The numbers this police employee is relaying to the public are inflated and erroneous.

Any further questions should be directed to the City of Pittsburgh Department of Human Resources & Civil Service.

 

LETTER SENT JULY 1, 2022:

{Employee,}

Recently you received a letter from me stating that your religious accommodation request to be exempt from the City of Pittsburgh mandated COVID-19 vaccination was denied. That decision will remain.

However, disciplinary action will be held in abeyance while the City of Pittsburgh is in effects bargaining.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at [REDACTED].

Published

07.14.2022

Contacts

Amanda Mueller
Deputy Public Information Officer
Public Safety
412-510-6314
amanda.mueller@pittsburghpa.gov