South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order banning COVID-19 vaccine passports in the state.
In a news release, Noem says since the start of the pandemic the state provided up-to-date science, facts, and data and trusted South Dakotans to make the best decision for themselves the their loved ones.
Noem encourages people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, but will not issue a mandate. She wrote, quote, “Under God, the people rule.”
During a news conference today, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds highly encouraged people to get vaccinated.