The Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act generally provides immunity to healthcare facilities, healthcare providers, entities (including businesses, churches and schools), and individuals for certain COVID-19 related tort claims that are not the result of “gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm.
Secondly, and this is the more obscure part, the bill provides rebuttal presumption of the assumption of risk if a business displays the attached notice in their location. While we are sure there will be legal challenges around this sign, it seems to be an important step that you should take.
We suggest you place the attached near their entrance(s) apart from any other text. The notice should be printed on legal paper (11×17), and ensure that the font is at least 1” Arial font
While there are no promises as to the efficacy of the notice in the defense of lawsuits, it is the requirement of the law. We suggest you place the following verbiage near their entrance(s) apart from any other text. The notice MUST be printed on legal paper (11×17), and ensure that the font is at least 1” Arial font:
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.”
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