By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The University of Pittsburgh is forcing the layoffs of nine employees for failing to comply with its COVID-19 vaccine regulation.
According to our news partner at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, three faculty members also face disciplinary proceedings. The Post-Gazette reported that nine employees were among the 22 former employees who had failed to comply.
In November, Pitt announced it would follow the Biden administration’s federal mandate, requiring all faculty and staff to be fully immunized by December 6.
In a statement on November 9, the university said, “While we will initiate progressive discipline against faculty and staff who do not comply with the interim policy on that date, we will use “Similarly, we will work with such students during that period,” said a university spokesperson.
Several students at Pitt were previously withdrawn during the spring semester for failing to comply with the university’s vaccine regulations. The semester begins on January 10 and students are welcome back to campus on January 8.
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