Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Legislation prevents "vaccine passports" in Tennessee


April 15, 2021

Bill provides local boards of health act only in advisory role to elected county mayors regarding COVID-19 restrictions

The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee approved legislation to help ensure COVID-19 vaccines remain voluntary and that medical information reflecting the status of a person’s vaccination cannot be required by any state entities in Tennessee. Senate Bill 858 prohibits a state or local governmental official, entity, department or agency from mandating a private business to require “vaccine passports” as a condition for entering their p...

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