On April 28, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed South Carolina’s COVID-19 liability protection bill into law, according to a report in JDSUPRA.
The law will protect businesses from lawsuits arising from alleged or feared exposure to COVID-19. That protection will apply unless a plaintiff can show clear and convincing evidence that the business engaged in conduct that was grossly negligent, reckless, willful, or intentional or failed to make any attempt to adhere to public health guidance.
Healthcare providers are also covered under the act, but a different standard of proof applies to certain acts or omissions in the healthcare setting.