Arizona Governor Signs Legislation for COVID-19 Liability Shield
April 08, 2021
On Monday, Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation that gives businesses, nursing homes, and others protection from lawsuits related to COVID-19, according to an AZ Family article titled "Arizona Governor Signs COVID-19 Liability Shield"
This legislation makes Arizona the latest state to limit liability after the pandemic, and Republican lawmakers say that businesses shouldn't have to worry about any potential lawsuits as they have struggled during the pandemic.
The legislation has faced its fair share of criticism, particularly from consumer advocates and lawyers, saying that it will reward those that have disregarded health guidance and placed their workers or the public at high risk of exposure to the virus.
Since the start of the pandemic, businesses and medical groups have pushed hard for a liability shield. Governor Ducey called for this legislation in his State back in January. This Arizona bill is one of the dozens introduced across the country and in Congress.
For more information on the legislation and article, please click on the link here: Arizona Governor Signs COVID-19 Liability Shield