Gordon bans vaccine passports

WYOMING – Gov. Mark Gordon announced on May 7 that state agencies, boards and commissions cannot require “vaccine passports” to access state spaces and state services.

The governor’s directive instructs the aforementioned entities to provide full access to state spaces and services regardless of someone’s COVID-19 vaccination status.

“Vaccine passport programs have the potential to politicize a decision that should not be politicized,” Gordon said. “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. While I strongly encourage Wyomingites over the age of 16 to get vaccinated against COVID-19, it is a personal choice based upon personal circumstances.”

The directive also urged counties, cities and towns, as well as private businesses in them, to provide full access to public spaces and services regardless of a patron’s vaccination status.