On the heels of rolling executive orders from Governors across the country granting civil immunity to healthcare organizations and workers during the COVID-19 crisis, States are now moving to protect businesses as well.
As of June 19, 2020, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming have enacted laws that grant businesses immunity from civil lawsuits related to the coronavirus. Businesses that remained open during the crisis and those now beginning to reopen welcome the immunity protections. Worker and consumer advocates decry the legislative developments, calling them an unfair limitation on legal recourse.
You can read the rest of my blog here. Congressional action to give businesses federal immunity for COVID-19 claims is currently under debate. More states also continue to grant state-level protections.