COVID-19 Vaccine and Passports

Vaccine Passport Employer & School Mandates in 2021

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)  announced that employers could require workers to get the COVID -19 vaccine as long as they did not violate the Americans with Disabilities and the Civil Rights Act or other federal, state, or local laws and accommodated exceptions for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs. The federal guidance has prompted lawmakers in some states to introduce legislation banning businesses from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations as a work condition. In addition, some legislatures have sought to prohibit requiring COVID-19 vaccines for attendance at schools. Find the status of individual states’ legislation below.

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State Statute Religious Exemption Philosophical Exemption
 Alabama  Ala. Code § 16-30-3  Yes  No
 Alaska  Ak. Stat. §14.30.125  Yes  No
 Arizona  Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 15-872, 873  Yes  Yes
 Arkansas  Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-702  Yes  Yes
 California  Cal. Health & Safety Code § 120325 et seq.  No  No
 Colorado  Colo. Rev. Stat. § 25-4-902, 903  Yes  Yes 
 Connecticut  Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-204a  No  No
 Delaware  Del. Code Ann.  tit. 14  § 131  Yes  No 
 Washington, DC  D.C. Code Ann. § 38-501, 506  Yes  No
 Florida  Fla. Stat. Ann. § 1003.22  Yes  No
 Georgia  Ga. Code Ann. § 20-2-771  Yes  No
 Hawaii  Haw. Rev. Stat. § 302A-1154, 1156  Yes  No
 Idaho  Idaho Code § 39-4801, 4802  Yes  Yes
 Illinois  105 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/27-8.1  Yes  No
 Indiana  Ind. Code Ann. § 21-40-5  Yes  No
 Iowa  Iowa Code Ann. § 139A.8  Yes  No
 Kansas  Kan. Stat. Ann. § 72-5209  Yes  No
 Kentucky  Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 214.034  Yes  No
 Louisiana  La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 17:170(A); 40:31.16  Yes  Yes
 Maine  Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 20-A § 6355  No  No
 Maryland  Md. Code Ann. Educ. § 7-403  Yes  No 
 Massachusetts  Mass. Gen Laws ch.76, § 15  Yes  No 
 Michigan  Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 333.9208, 9215  Yes  Yes
 Minnesota  Minn. Stat. Ann. § 121A-15  Yes  Yes
 Mississippi  Miss. Code Ann. § 41-23-37  No   No 
 Missouri  Mo. Rev. Stat. § 167.181, 210.003  Yes  No*
 Montana  Mont. Code Ann. § 20-5-403, 405  Yes  No
 Nebraska  Neb. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 79-217, 221  Yes   No
 Nevada  Nev. Rev. Stat. § 392.435, 437, 439  Yes   No 
 New Hampshire  N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 141-C:20-a, 20-c  Yes   No 
 New Jersey  N.J. Stat. Ann. § 26:1A-9.1  Yes   No 
 New Mexico  N.M. Stat. Ann. § 24-5-1, 3  Yes   No
 New York  N.Y. Pub. Health Law § 2164  No  No 
 North Carolina  N.C. Gen. Stat. § 130A-155, 156, 157  Yes   No 
 North Dakota  N.D. Cent. Code § 23-07-17.1  Yes   Yes
 Ohio  Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3313.671  Yes   Yes
 Oklahoma  Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 70, § 1210.191, 192  Yes   Yes
 Oregon  Or. Rev. Stat. § 433.267  Yes   Yes
 Pennsylvania  28 Pa. Code § 23-83, 84  Yes   Yes
 Rhode Island  R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-38-2  Yes   No 
 South Carolina  S.C. Code Ann. § 44-29-180  Yes   No 
 South Dakota  S.D. Codified Laws § 13-28-7.1  Yes   No 
 Tennessee  Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-6-5001  Yes  No
 Texas  Tex. Edu Code Ann. § 38.001  Yes  Yes
 Utah  Utah Code Ann. § 53G-9-303  Yes  Yes
 Vermont  Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 18, § 1121, 1122  Yes  No
 Virginia  Va. Code Ann. § 22.1-271.2, § 32.1-46  Yes  No
 Washington  Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 28A.210.080, 90  Yes   No
 West Virginia  W. Va. Code § 16-3-4  No  No
 Wisconsin  Wis. Stat. Ann. § 252.04  Yes   Yes
 Wyoming  Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 21-4-309  Yes  No

SRC: KFF.org

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