ICYMI: Liability Protection Can Help Revive Our Economy Post-COVID: Earlier this week, US Chamber of Commerce President Suzanne Clark joined a virtual panel of experts assembled by the New York Times to debate what is needed to reinvigorate our economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We continue to hear from small businesses that are really concerned about liability. And there’s a precedent, we did it after 9/11, where there can be very targeted, very temporary, very focused liability protections for businesses that open up, following the current public health guidelines, doing everything they possibly can to keep people healthy,” Clark said. “I’m not talking about bad actors, but people who are really doing everything that we currently know to do to keep people healthy, and opening their doors. They’re really concerned that at the end of the day they’re going to wake up and have this whole other reason to go bankrupt when they’re sued over it.”