Arizona governor Doug Ducey, a Republican, has issued an executive order barring public universities or community colleges in the state from requiring students to get the COVID-19 vaccination, to be tested for COVID-19 or to wear masks.
“The vaccine works, and we encourage Arizonans to take it. But it is a choice and we need to keep it that way,” said Ducey.
The governor criticized Arizona State University for requiring vaccination or wearing a mask and being tested regularly. The University of Arizona has a similar policy.