Like many businesses across that nation, Austin martial arts studio Dark Clan Fight Lab suffered when the coronavirus pandemic hit according to a report in The Statesman. When it came time to reopen, owner Derrick Garza made sure to follow the recommended guidelines to ensure it is safe as possible for customers. Yet, even if a business takes precautions the risk of someone contracting the virus still exists. So, like many other businesses has also began requiring customers to sign a liability waiver.
While government-issued guidelines will play a role in COVID related lawsuits, there are different guidelines from different levels of government making it hard for businesses to follow all of them. These varying standards are one of the reasons ILR has advocated for temporary and targeted federal liability protections for businesses.