COVID-19 Workplace and Travel Update

Jun 25, 2020 at 03:11 pm by Bart

(MURFREESBORO)  COVID-19 may include more surprises for business, according to information from James Price, the Better Business Bureau represetative you hear regularly on WGNS. There’s a fight brewing as to whether a company is responsible if an employee gets coronavirus. 

With so many persons moving about freely, it would be extremely difficult to prove where you contracted COVID-19.


But while we’re reporting, business organizations like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers are lobbying congress for legislation that would protect businesses from customers or workers who claim they caught the virus in a business.

When many businesses, large and small, are barely hanging-on, the lawmakers are listening.

In fact, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated that he would push to include liability protection for business.

Legislators are talking of what to include in the next “Business Relief Package”, and it appears that one is in the works:

  • Liability protection to shield business from workplace lawsuits
  • Sides are being drawn with Republicans voicing concern that lawsuits could encourage businesses not to re-open vs labor groups touting that employers would be shielded from not keeping workers safe.

As it stands now, very few coronavirus lawsuits have been filed in the United States.


The coronavirus has disrupted life from a simple trip to the grocery store to planning the family vacation this summer.

The Centers for Disease Control is recommending that families stay within the U.S. for their travels or even better...just stay close to home.

If your family is still making plans for a vacation, CLICK HERE for CDC safe travel recommendations.


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