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Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act

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Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act

On August 6th, 2020 Governor Kemp signed into law the “Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act.” Here are the key points of the act:

1. Goes into effect August 7, 2020

2. Expires July 14, 2021, unless otherwise extended by lawmakers.

3. Covers all businesses and healthcare facilities and those related.

4. Receipt or proof of purchase for entry must include the following statement in 10-point Arial font away from any other messaging:

Any person entering the premises waives all civil liability against this premises owner and operator for any injuries caused by the inherent risk associated with contracting COVID-19 at public gatherings, except for gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm, by the individual or entity of the premises.

5. At any point of entry there must be a sign with one-inch tall Arial font with the following statement:

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.

6. Does not protect against “gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm” by any individual or entity.

Read the full act here.

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