Our team at Southern Insurance Advisors is thinking about you during this time. If we can be of any help, please let us know. The intent of this message is to bring you an important regulatory update about COVID-19 and how it impacts liability for your business. This requires action on your part.
The Georgia Assembly recently passed the Pandemic Business Safety Act. This law raises the standard of care from negligence to gross negligence and will help prevent frivolous COVID-19 related lawsuits. Additionally, the bill creates a rebuttable presumption of the assumption of risk if a business displays a sign in at least one-inch Arial font placed apart from any other text, a written warning stating the following:
Warning: 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.
Please view the following downloadable documents:
GA_Covid-19_Business_Saftey_Act.pdf and COVID_19_Sign_11_x_17_002_.pdf
You will find a more detailed description of the protections afforded by this bill, further recommendations for risk controls, and a sign formatted for 11 x 17 paper that you can print and post. This message and template does not guarantee legal compliance. You should read the requirements and double check your printed sign to be sure it printed correctly.
We hope you are staying safe and finding new ways to succeed in your business. Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help in any way.
Southern Insurance Advisors
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