Temporary Liability Protection is needed

“Temporary liability protection for businesses that are trying to do the right thing as they're being battered by a virus-driven recession would be fair.”

USA TODAY Editorial Board

“It’s important to note, this would not be blanket immunity, but protection that is targeted, narrow and temporary.” 

Gene Barr, president and CEO, PA Chamber of Business and Industry

“This does not mean providing blanket immunity for willful negligence, but given this unprecedented crisis, our response must include targeted liability protections for those fighting”  

Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) ran in USA Today

“We fear that without Congressional action, the threat of litigation … will mire our recovery and negatively impact the economy writ large.”

A coalition of organizations representing America’s hospitality, travel, restaurant, retail, gaming, attractions, and entertainment industries wrote in a letter

Employers operating in good faith need a safe harbor.

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board

“A business taking precautions and making tangible efforts should get protections from unjust lawsuits.”

Kevin Smartt, chief executive officer and president Kwik Chek Food Stores Inc before the Senate Judiciary Committee

“…a massive tangle of federal and state laws could easily mean their heroic efforts are met with years of endless lawsuits.”

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

“As small businesses begin to reopen, they are vulnerable to lawsuits even if they do their best to follow all the required health protocols.”

Gordon Denlinger, Pennsylvania State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) 

“It would protect public health while enabling a prompt and full economic recovery.”

J. Michael Luttig, former general counsel of the Boeing Co, and David B. Rivkin, attorney who serviced in the White House Counsel’s office and Department of Justice under Presidents Reagan and H.W. Bush wrote in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal.

“These historic times call for great understanding and leniency with our neighbors who provide the products and services that we depend upon.”

Bill Bissett, president & CEO of the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Committee.