Ducey Blasts Arizona State University’s COVID-19 Vaccine Policy as ‘Social Engineering at Its Worst’

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday spoke out against Arizona State University’s (ASU) new vaccine policy, which calls for all students to get vaccinated while requiring unvaccinated students to get daily health checks, twice weekly COVID-19 tests, and generally wear masks at all times on campus.

“This is bad policy, with no basis in public health,” Ducey wrote in a series of tweets. “The vaccine works. But the vaccine is a choice. This policy is social engineering at its worst.”

In a Monday statement, an ASU official said that as the college returns to in-person learning in the fall semester, all students enrolled in on-campus programs are expected to be fully vaccinated two weeks before Aug. 19, the first day of classes.

Students who are unable to be vaccinated for whatever reason or who don’t agree to share their vaccination status will be required to undergo daily health checks, participate in twice weekly COVID-19 testing, and wear facial coverings in all ASU campus spaces—both indoor and outdoor.

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