In a recent op-ed in Forbes M. Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities urges Congress to pass temporary COVID liability protection to help universities and colleges across our country.
“To be clear, universities don’t require and are not requesting an all-encompassing shield from liability. Universities are asking Congress to provide temporary and limited liability protections,” McPherson writes. “Lawmakers can achieve a good balance by providing liability protection for institutions that comply with applicable public health agency requirements and are doing their part to prioritize health and safety. Such protections will help public universities appropriately reopen and advance critical work in education, research, and community engagement.”