Arkansas Enacts Laws Allowing Federal Vaccine Mandate Opt-Outs

Arkansas passed two laws Wednesday that allow residents to opt-out of federal COVID-19 mandates.

The two similar bills allow for employees in the state who work for companies with 100 or more people to effectively opt-out of President Joe Biden’s mandate that employees in those companies must be vaccinated against the virus.

The bills allow for employees to be exempt from the vaccination requirement if they can produce negative COVID tests, or documentation that they have natural immunity from having the disease.

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