Abbott Reiterates Need for COVID Liability Protections
Gov. Greg Abbott held a roundtable discussion with employees of Bison Coolers in Fort Worth this week. During the roundtable, the governor discussed the importance of fostering a strong business climate, supporting the small business community in Texas and the need for COVID-19 liability protections for businesses that operated safely throughout the pandemic.
Earlier this year, the governor named COVID-19 liability protections as an emergency item for the legislative session. These protections ensured businesses taking measures to comply with appropriate government guidance for mitigating the spread of the disease would not be liable if a person contracted COVID-19 on business premises.
“Businesses and healthcare providers that operated safely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic shouldn’t have their livelihoods destroyed by frivolous lawsuits, which is why I made civil liability protections an emergency item this session,” said Abbott. “Companies like Bison Coolers and their employees drive the Texas economy forward, and they need to know that the state of Texas has their back.”