Idaho Lt Governor Bans Vaccine Passports During Governor’s Absence

Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin — who served as acting governor while Gov. Brad Little (R) was out of state — issued an executive order Wednesday banning vaccine passports and mandatory COVID-19 testing at schools.

“Today, as Acting Governor, I fixed Gov. Little’s Executive Order on ‘vaccine passports’ to make sure that K-12 schools and universities cannot require vaccinations OR require mandatory testing. I will continue to fight for your individual Liberty!” McGeachin, who is opposing Little in next year’s election, tweeted.

Little previously issued a similar executive order that prohibits mandates requiring proof of vaccinations at state agencies. McGeachin’s move adds a ban on vaccine requirements at public K-12 schools and universities and bans mandatory COVID-19 testing for those trying to access state services. Little says he will reverse McGeachin’s addition when he returns to the state, NBC News reported.

“I am in Texas performing my duties as the duly-elected governor of Idaho, and I have not authorized the Lt. Governor to act on my behalf,” Little said in a statement.

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