Earlier this week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that protects businesses, governments and healthcare providers from COVID-19 related lawsuits if they make a good faith effort to follow guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus, according to a report in National Law Review.
In order for a lawsuit to move ahead, a plaintiff would have to show that the defendant deliberately ignored guidelines.
As the pandemic continues, more states have passed COVID-19 liability protections. Recently, the North Dakota, Arizona, Kentucky, and Kansas legislatures sent COVID-19 liability bills to their governors for signature.