Governor vetoes bill banning government mask mandates


Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed a bill barring any government or public official in Kansas from ordering mask mandates in response to a contagious or infectious disease.

"This bill goes beyond COVID-19 and implements a one-size-fits-all approach for all infectious diseases," Kelly said in a statement.

"It significantly limits any government entity’s response to any infectious disease outbreak."

The bill also bars any governments from requiring COVID-19 vaccination passports or issuing a vaccine passport to any individual without their consent.

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