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Lubbock Chamber joins nationwide coalition fighting for COVID-19 liability protections

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From the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce:

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.

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