Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds of Iowa said on Wednesday that she will oppose vaccine passports and take action against them.
“I strongly oppose vaccine passports, and I believe that we must take a stand as a state against them, which I intend to do either through legislation or executive action,” the governor said at a press conference.
The note of opposition from Reynolds comes nearly a week after Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis first said he would take “executive function” against vaccine passports. Five days ago, DeSantis followed up on that claim and issued an emergency order banning so-called vaccine passports in the state.
“Businesses in Florida are prohibited from requiring patrons or customers to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-transmission recovery to gain access to, entry upon, or service from the business,” the Florida order states.
A number of other states have also voted to ban vaccine passports. The Missouri Senate voted 26 to 7 on