What You Need to Know
Effective August 5, 2020
Currently in effect through July 14, 2021
It is important for businesses to ensure they are taking appropriate measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. If your business finds itself facing legal claims that it is somehow responsible for a COVID infection or related injury, the State of Georgia has provided legal protection that requires the plaintiff show the high legal threshold of “gross negligence” in order to win a case. This protection is in place from the time of the declaration of a public health emergency in March.
Should you want to communicate these protections to your customers/employees, the State of Georgia has provided TWO specific ways you can do so:
- Any receipt or proof of purchase for entry, including but not limited to an electronic or paper ticket or writstband, issues to a claimant by the entity for entry or attendance, includes a statement in at least ten-point Arial font placed apart from any other text, stating the following warning:
- An individual or entity of the premises has posted at a point of entry to the premises, a sign in at least one-inch Arial font placed apart from any other text, a written warning stating the following:
SOURCES: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act