Ducey Says He’ll Cancel ASU’s Plan to Treat Unvaccinated Students Differently

Governor Doug Ducey and ASU President Michael Crow met on June 8 to talk about water issues. /State of Arizona

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times

Governor Doug Ducey lashed out at an Arizona State University policy requiring students to wear masks and submit to COVID-19 screenings if they don’t get vaccinated for the Fall 2021 semester, saying on Twitter that he’ll sign an executive order banning the policy.

On Monday evening, Ducey responded to a tweet by Arizona Representative TJ Shope that included a letter published on Monday by Dr. Joanne Vogel, vice president of student services. In the letter, Vogel reminds students what is in store for them unless they provide proof that they’ve been vaccinated at least two weeks before classes begin on August 19.

“Unvaccinated students or those who don’t share their status will be required to: * 

He attached a quote by Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control, that said “it is people who are not fully vaccinated … who might not be wearing a mask, who are not protected.”

“The vaccine works,” Ducey went on in the thread. “But the vaccine is a choice. This policy is social engineering at its worst. Health policy should be based on science, not virtue signaling. In America, freedom wins.”


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