Governor Cuomo’s Unconstitutional Vaccine Passport Program

Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jenin Younes

“At the end of March 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he was launching the nation’s only Vaccine Passport Program. In order to gain entry to venues that host large-scale events, including sports stadiums and concert halls, people must scan proof that they have had a COVID-19 vaccine or recently tested negative for the virus. Medium-sized venues — for instance, those that host performing arts or catered events — can operate at increased capacity if they require patrons to submit such evidence. Although the Governor repeats the word ‘voluntary’ ad nauseum when describing the program, New Yorkers should not be fooled. The Program is anything but voluntary: New Yorkers are deprived of their basic constitutional rights if they do not participate.” (06/02/21)