June 15, 2021 / Modified jun 15, 2021 9:59 p.m.

Ducey blocks ASU policy requiring masks for unvaccinated students

Executive order would apply to all of the state's public universities and community colleges

360 ducey jan 2021 Arizona Governor Doug Ducey sits for an interview with Arizona 360 in his office at the Arizona Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021.
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Gov. Doug Ducey has blocked a new Arizona State University policy that would have required unvaccinated students to submit to twice-weekly COVID-19 testing and wear a mask.

The Republican governor issued an executive order Tuesday saying students at the state’s public universities and community colleges can’t be required to get the vaccine, submit vaccination documents, be tested or forced to wear masks.

ASU and the state Board of Regents said they would comply.

President Michael Crow says he thinks people mistakenly believed the policy required vaccinations but that it just keeps in place masking and other rules for people who don't get a shot.

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