Published On: Tue, Jul 20th, 2021

Pasadena Will Require City Workers To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19

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PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena is poised to become the first Southland city to require all of its municipal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 once one of the vaccines receives full approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Pasadena City Manager Steven Mermell told city council July 19 night the vaccination policy is being drafted by staff. City spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said about 60 percent of the city’s 2,000 employees have attested to being fully vaccinated so far. “However, given the ongoing risk posed by COVID-19, the upward trend in positive cases and the Delta variant, a vaccine policy is the right thing to do to foster a safe work environment and protect the health and safety of city of Pasadena employees and the public we serve,” Derderian said in a statement. “… The City of Pasadena would be the first city to initiate this policy in Southern California and follows similar …

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