Tennessee Approves Laws Protecting Individual Freedom From COVID-19 Mandates, Vaccine Passports

Gov. Bill Lee signed the bill into law on Friday, which prevents government entities from forcing businesses to abide by COVID-19 mandates. It also stops private businesses from imposing their own mandates on workers or individuals who are frequenting the business.

The legislation allows large music venues to operate if individuals can provide proof of vaccination, which can allegedly be easily forged, instead of requiring negative COVID-19 tests. The bill also prevents government entities from implementing face mask mandates. Most schools would be prevented from implementing a mask mandate under the bill as well.

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