Gov. Brian Kemp has signed Senate Bill 359, a bill intended to protect small businesses and other organizations from civil liability related to the spread of COVID-19.
Under the measure, businesses, state agencies, healthcare providers, and others can’t be held liable if someone tests positive for the coronavirus unless the claimant can show “gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm.”
Businesses can help protect themselves by posting a sign at the point of entry saying that the customer or client assumes the risk by entering. Under the measure, the sign must be written in one-inch Arial font and include this statement:
Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering these premises.
NFIB has prepared a sign you may download and have printed, but remember: The sign must use the Arial font, and the letters must be at least one-inch tall, so the poster must be at least 13 inches by 19 inches. Download it here.
Or, NFIB members may request a free sign from our Georgia office. Contact [email protected]
or call 404-522-1290.