By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of September.
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All employees must be vaccinated by September 30, unless they have a religious or medical exception, officials said Tuesday.
Unvaccinated Highmark Health employees must wear masks at all times when working in the organization’s facilities, and vaccinated employees are encouraged to use masks. From August 16, unvaccinated AHN employees must also wear face shields over the required masks when working in a hospital or clinical setting.
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“We aim to reach 100% of our eligible employees by September 30th who received the J&J single-dose vaccine, or at least the first of the two doses of Pfizer and Moderna,” said Brian Parke, AHN’s chief quality and learning officer.
“We will closely monitor the reaction of our employees to the new requirements, which we are implementing as a further incentive to vaccinate, and consider additional measures if necessary.”
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Additional measures could include weekly testing of unvaccinated employees.