LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce has joined almost 500 organizations nationwide in calling for COVID-19 liability protections.
The coalition is fighting for timely, targeted, and temporary liability relief provisions contained in S. 4317, the “SAFE TO WORK Act"
. This would protect healthcare workers, providers, and facilities, as well as businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions against frivolous lawsuits so they can continue working towards the road of recovery amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I believe all businesses deserve these liability protections as they continue to safely re-open in Lubbock and across the country,” said Eddie McBride, Lubbock Chamber President and CEO. “This coalition, spearheaded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is a no brainer. We must protect businesses from unfair lawsuits due to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep our economy afloat.”
The coalition letter states, “COVID-19-related lawsuits and their consequent exorbitant legal costs could deter entities from reopening and could ultimately cripple businesses, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations both large and small.”
The signed letter sent to members of the United States Congress can be found in its entirety here