Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has signed a directive banning vaccine passports in his state.
The Republican governor said that vaccines are a “personal choice, based upon personal circumstances.”
“Vaccine passport programs have the potential to politicize a decision that should not be politicized,” Gordon said in a statement. “They would divide our citizens at a time when unity in fighting the virus is essential, and harm those who are medically unable to receive the vaccine.”
His directive tells Wyoming’s cities, towns, counties and private businesses to provide full access to places and services regardless of a person’s vaccine status.
Alabama, Minnesota and South Carolina have also passed “COVID-19 Vaccine Bill of Rights,” which “prohibit mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations and prohibits businesses from requiring any person to receive COVID-19 vaccines.”
Governors in other states including Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Montana, Texas and South Dakota have also issued executive orders prohibiting vaccine passports and requirements.