With the signing of SB-359 last month, Georgia businesses and healthcare providers are shielded from lawsuits related to COVID-19.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote:
Senate Bill 359 blocks negligence suits as long as companies follow social distancing, disinfection and other safety protocols outlined by public health officials. Customers and employees can still file cases if they can prove “gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm,” a higher standard of proof, as well as workers compensation claims.
The legislation provides businesses with a statement that can be displayed on their premises, as well as requirements for font size and placement. We have provided a downloadable version of this statement that is in compliance with the law’s requirements, and this can be printed on an 11 x 7 piece of paper. Click here or on the image to download.
And click here to read the full text of SB-359.