Seattle Times Editorial: Coronavirus Liability Protections Must Strike a Reasonable Balance

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May 12, 2020

As states slowly emerge from stay-home orders, most discussion has rightly focused on physical safeguards for workers, customers and other communities from COVID-19, but responsible loosening of the shutdown must also involve setting reasonable limits to liability for companies that have taken recommended precautions and acted in good faith, according to an editorial in The Seattle Times.

According to the Seattle Times editorial board “employers who follow all guidelines to protect employees and the public should have legal assurance that they will not be unreasonably penalized if that happens, or for making necessary changes to business operations to safeguard public health.”

05/12/2020