‘Businesses Need to Be Protected’ From COVID-19 Liability NFIB Says

North Dakota National Guard troops conduct COVID-19 testing Thursday, May 14, at a drive-thru mass testing for close contacts of those who have tested positive for COVID-19, essential workers and first responders. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

During the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners and policymakers have had to walk a balancing act between acknowledging the genuine dangers of the coronavirus outbreak and the terrible economic realities attendant to shutting down or restricting businesses.

Keeping businesses open during the pandemic — a necessity because people still needed many of those businesses, and those businesses needed to survive — was a health risk for business owners, the employees, and the customers.

How much of that risk should business owners be liable for?

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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