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)

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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.

Additional resources


  • 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