by: Scott McCaulley
While some industries are looking at instituting “Vaccine Passports” to verify people have either been vaccinated for or have recently tested negative for the COVID-19 Virus, the Governors of Arkansas and Missouri both have said they do not support such regulations in their states.
Earlier this week, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said he is against government issued vaccine passports but does not object to giving employers some latitude if they feel they need to have those in place for their business or industry. Legislation has been filed in Arkansas that would prohibit government mandated passports.
Similar statements have also been made by Missouri Governor Mike Parson, who said it should be up to the individuals if they chose to carry one. The Missouri Senate has already passed a Bill that includes a ban on vaccine passports to travel in the state. That Bill is currently being considered by the Missouri House.