Due to the recent decisions by SCOTUS and MNOSHA, the recording of the Jan. 13 webinar will not be posted at this time.
Shortly after the recording the of this webinar on Jan. 13, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued an order stopping the OSHA Vaccination and Testing ETS for employers with 100 or more employees from being implemented. MNOSHA issued a statement the same day that they would not be enforcing the ETS pending future developments. Please check back for updates. Read the SCOTUS order (pdf)
Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA) adopted the federal COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on Jan. 3, 2022. The ETS will require that cities with over 100 employees adopt a mandatory vaccination or testing policy that complies with standards as soon as they become effective. Please note: an employee is anyone receiving compensation for their work.
During this webinar recorded on Jan. 13, 2022, League staff discussed Emergency Temporary Standard, the basic guidelines the League expects cities will need to follow, and explained how to identify a reasonable accommodation request, reviewed sample forms, and explored the individualized interactive process necessary for these requests.
- View updates on MNOSHA’s website
- Read MNOSHA’s Adoption of Exempt Rules Adopting Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration COVID Vaccination Requirements — see page 789 (pdf)
- Read more about the OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS
- Access the OSHA COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy Template (doc)
- Explore the League’s FAQ page for vaccination of city employees
- Joyce Hottinger, Assistant Human Resources Director, League of Minnesota Cities
- Jana Sullivan, Assistant Litigation Supervisor, League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust
Amber Eisenschenk, Research Manager, League of Minnesota Cities