Texas Governor Greg Abbott just announced that he issued an Executive Order this morning prohibiting state agencies or political subdivisions in Texas from creating a ‘vaccine passport’ requirement.
ABC7 Eyewitness News reported this morning:
Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Tuesday morning prohibiting state agencies or political subdivisions in Texas from creating a “vaccine passport” requirement.
Conversation has grown around vaccine passports recently as an option that can be used for travel or even eating out.
They are typically described as an app with a code that verifies if someone has been vaccinated or recently tested negative for COVID-19. They’re already in use in Israel, and in development in parts of Europe.
But Abbott shut that down as an option in the Lone Star State with Executive Order No. GA – 35 also prohibiting “organizations receiving public funds from requiring consumers to provide documentation of vaccine status in order to receive any service or enter any place.”