Ron DeSantis

Florida Governor Signs COVID-19 Liability Protection Bill

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that protects businesses, governments and healthcare providers from COVID-19 lawsuits if they make a good effort to follow guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

DeSantis signed the bill during a news conference in Tallahassee Monday.

In order for a lawsuit to move ahead, a plaintiff would have to show that the defendant deliberately ignored guidelines. A plaintiff would also need a signed affidavit from a doctor stating with reasonable certainty that injury or death caused by COVID-19 was a result of the defendant's actions.

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