Are You Covered? States Enact Invisible Shields to Combat COVID-19 Liability

Without federal guidance providing healthcare providers, businesses, and other entities protection against COVID-19 liability, a number of states have decided to proactively enact legislation to narrow liability related to COVID-19.  Although approaches differ across jurisdictions, more and more states are stoking their own legislative fires and crafting their own liability limitations to counter the potential onslaught of lawsuits brought by people who contract COVID-19.  Check out this alert from our Atlanta colleagues, Laura Hester and Seth Johnson, discussing these emerging invisible liability shields, with a focus on Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act and its place among the other liability shields popping up around the country.