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Gov. Kemp issues executive order banning vaccine passports

Governor Brian Kemp
Governor Brian Kemp(State of Georgia)
Updated: May. 26, 2021 at 10:36 AM CDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued an executive order which prohibits state agencies, state service providers, and state properties from requiring COVID-19 vaccine passports.

The executive order outlines that no vaccine passport shall be required for entry into the State of Georgia. State employers shall not have different rules for employees based on vaccination status, unless such rules are implemented using an honor-code system and no proof of vaccination is required.

The order states that Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services (GRITS) data held by the State shall not be used for the purposes of a vaccine passport program, and GRITS data shall not be shared with any public or private entity for the purposes of a vaccine passport program.

“While I continue to urge all Georgians to get vaccinated so we continue our momentum in putting the COVID-19 pandemic in the rearview, vaccination is a personal decision between each citizen and a medical professional - not state government,” said Governor Kemp.

Read the full executive order here.

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