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State Lawmakers Submit Bills to Ban COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates and Passports

Updated July 16, 2021

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that employers could require workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as long as they did not violate the Americans with Disabilities and the Civil Rights acts. The federal guidance has prompted lawmakers in a number of states to introduce legislation prohibiting businesses from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of work. In addition, some legislatures have sought to prohibit requiring COVID-19 vaccines for attendance at schools. Find the status of individual states’ legislation to ban employer mandated vaccinations, to ban mandates on vaccines for attendance at schools and to ban vaccine passports, below.

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