Monday, April 19, 2021 7:55 PM EST
By TERRY TANG, AP
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has used his executive powers to prohibit all of the state's local and regional governments from requiring vaccine passports, calling them an encroachment on the private medical information of Arizona residents. The Republican governor signed an executive order Monday that also bans state agencies and companies that contract with the state from making COVID-19 vaccine documentation a requirement for such things as entering businesses and receive services. Businesses on their own along with health care providers, child care facilities, schools and universities are exempted from the ban. Meanwhile, Arizona officials on Monday reported 692 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and no new deaths.