In 2022, PRT announced COVID-19 vaccination requirements to promote the health and safety of its workforce.
PRT’s Vaccination Requirements
Before PRT’s adoption of the vaccination requirement, seven employees died as a result of the virus, four before the vaccine was widely available. Since then, there have been no reported employee deaths or hospitalizations.
PRT’s vaccination requirements helped ensure the safety of workers throughout Allegheny County. PRT achieved 98% compliance since the policy went into effect on February 1, 2022.
PRT’s vaccine mandate resulted in 84 terminations, including 43 operators. The agency said they will each have an opportunity to return to work.