The Buckeye Institute Applauds Ohio Lawmakers for Passing Critical COVID-19 Liability Protection

Sep 02, 2020

Columbus, OH – Robert Alt, president and chief executive officer of The Buckeye Institute, issued the following statement on the passage of Ohio House Bill 606—which provides businesses, schools, and workers with critical liability protections from COVID-19 lawsuits. The bill now goes to Governor Mike DeWine’s desk.

“For months, Ohio businesses, schools, community groups, and medical providers have feared that, despite their best efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, they could be sued by anyone who visited their establishments and subsequently tested positive for the virus. Today, Ohio’s General Assembly took a critical step toward speeding up the state’s economic recovery and protecting responsible businesses and other organizations that are working to keep their students, customers, employees, and patients safe.”

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