AUSTIN, TX - JUNE 08: Texas Governor Greg Abbott leaves a press conference where he signed Senate Bills 2 and 3 at the Capitol on June 8, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Governor Abbott signed the bills into law to reform the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and weatherize and improve the reliability of the state's power grid. The bill signing comes months after a disastrous February winter storm that caused widespread power outages and left dozens of Texans dead. (Photo by Montinique Monroe/Getty Images)

Texas Gov. Abbott bans vaccine passports

The Texas legislature has passed a law that prohibits the use of vaccine passports. Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) signed Senate Bill 968 on Monday, which bans businesses and government entities from requiring vaccine information in the Lone Star state.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige greets supporters at his campaign headquarters on Aug. 11 in Honolulu. | Marco Garcia/AP Photo

Hawaii to lift COVID-19 travel restrictions

Hawaii has announced its plan to lift all COVID-19 travel restrictions for domestic travel ahead of the busiest time of year for tourism. Gov. David Ige (D-Hawaii) made an announcement on Friday that vaccinated travelers entering the state may bypass quarantine without a pre-travel COVID-test