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July 21, 2020

Governors Call On Congress To Provide Liability Protections

Today, 21 Republican governors sent a letter to congressional leadership advocating for any additional coronavirus response package to include liability protections for businesses, educators and health care workers.

“As Congress debates a potential phase four bill, we ask that you take action to provide common sense civil liability protections to health care workers, businesses, and schools.  When Americans take sensible steps to implement public health best practices, they should have confidence that they will be secure from unreasonable claims,” The letter read in part.  “Liability protections must be predictable, timely, targeted, and shield employers from legal risk when following the appropriate standard of care to protect employees, customers and students.  To be clear, liability protections are not a license for gross negligence, misconduct, or recklessness.”

Signatories to the letter include governors Eric Holcomb (IN), Greg Abbott (TX), Doug Ducey (AZ), Kay Ivey (AL), Mike Dunleavy (AK), Asa Hutchinson (AR), Brad Little (ID), Kim Reynolds (IA), Larry Hogan (MD), Tate Reeves (MS), Mike Parson (MO), Pete Ricketts (NE), Chris Sununu (NH), Doug Burgum (ND), Mike DeWine (OH), Kevin Stitt (OK), Henry McMaster (SC), Bill Lee (TN), Gary Herbert (UT), Jim Justice (WV), and Mark Gordon (WY). To read the full letter click here.

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