DeWine Signs Bill Granting Employers Coronavirus-related Lawsuit Protections
The bill was proposed by the Ohio Legislature's GOP contingent
Today, Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 606 into law during a special ceremony with several state lawmakers. Now in effect, House Bill 606, also known as the “Good Samaritan Expansion Bill," grants employers of “essential” operations legal immunity from civil lawsuits related to COVID-19.
Employers protected from liability for injury, death, or loss that was caused by the transmission of the coronavirus would include hospital workers, volunteers, grocery store employees, churches and delivery drivers.
The bill is retroactive to March 9; the date the state of emergency in Ohio was declared. It was introduced by Republican State Rep. Diane Grendell.
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