DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today joined with 50+ chambers across the nation to urge the U.S. Congress to pass targeted liability relief for employers. The letter asks Congress to implement a series of measures, including protection against COVID-19 exposure claims for businesses that follow government guidelines and protection for health care providers and facilities on the front lines of the pandemic response.
“Employers across Colorado have stepped up in extraordinary ways to respond to this crisis, adapt to uncertain times, and help their communities,” said Colorado Chamber President Chuck Berry. “Responsible businesses that follow public health guidance need the reassurance that when they open their doors again, they aren’t vulnerable to misguided and costly lawsuits. We’re asking Congress to prioritize fair and effective liability protection to safeguard good actors and help get Coloradans back to work.”
Last month, the Colorado Chamber conducted a survey on the business community on how to pursue a safe and effective reopening process. Nearly half of those surveyed (45%) said legal liability issues were a top concern when it comes to reopening.
The Colorado Chamber also joined a coalition letter earlier this month with the National Association of Manufacturing (NAM) to ask congressional leaders for fair and sensible liability relief. View the NAM letter here.