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NY Now Has 'COVID-19' Passport to Prove Vaccination - Will Colleges Also Require Students to Be Vacc

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CBN - A passport is designed to help you prove you're a citizen of a particular country. But now, New York state has created a passport so citizens can prove their COVID-19 vaccination status to gain access to certain locations or events.

The New York Post reports the program, which is named the "Excelsior Pass," is an app that allows New Yorkers to prove their vaccination status, or recent history of a negative COVID-19 test, in order to gain entry to events and businesses. The program launched on Friday.

"Similar to a mobile airline boarding pass, individuals will be able to either print out their pass or store it on their smartphones using the Excelsior Pass Wallet app," a news release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office explained.

Each pass will have a secure QR code which businesses and other venues can scan with a companion app to verify negative COVID-19 test results or proof of vaccination.

All information concerning the individual will be secure at all times using encryption and blockchain technology, according to the Post.

The app will not display any health information about the phone's owner. The pass will display a green checkmark to indicate a vaccination or a negative test result, and a red "X" if the individual hasn't had....READ MORE

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