The order bars Idaho state government entities from requiring proof of coronavirus vaccination to receive public services, although Little noted in the order that he still encourages all Idohoans eligible for the vaccine to have one.
On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) issued a similar executive order to blockTexas state departments and groups that use public funds from issuing vaccine passports or mandating proof of immunization to receive services.
On Friday, April 2, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order with an even further reach — under the order, the state government will punish private businesses that opt to require proof of vaccination by barring them from state grants or contracts.
In February, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a bill into law that bans the Utah state government from requiring or issuing vaccine passports, though private businesses remain free to mandate them for patrons if they wish.
Other Republican governors have not issued executive orders regarding vaccine passports, but have indicated they do not support their use, like Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R), Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R).