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Protections For Entities During COVID-19

Concerning protections for entities that comply with public health guidelines related to COVID-19.
2021 Regular Session
Civil Law
Bill Summary

An entity is not liable for any damages that result from exposure, loss, damage, injury, or death arising out of COVID-19 unless:

  • A claimant proves by clear and convincing evidence that the exposure, loss, damage, injury, or death was caused by the entity's failure to comply with public health guidelines; or
  • The exposure, loss, damage, injury, or death was caused by gross negligence or a willful and wanton act or omission of the entity.

The bill is repealed 2 years after the date the governor terminates the state of disaster emergency declared on March 11, 2020.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. R. Woodward
Rep. S. Bird, Rep. M. Bradfield


Rep. C. Larson


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