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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on August 31, 2020.

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Description of Program and Relief

Protection from Civil Liability for Businesses and Health Care Providers Acting in Response to COVID-19

The governor has passed an executive order to provide that a business, health care provider, or other covered entity shall not be liable for the death or injury to persons or for damages to property in any way arising from any act or omission related to, or in connection with, COVID-19 transmission or a covered COVID-19 response activity, unless found to be acting with wanton, reckless, willful or intentional misconduct. The executive order defines COVID-19 response activities to include (i) any testing, or activity related thereto, in connection with COVID-19, (ii) any performance or provision of health care services or treatment by a health care worker that was negatively affected by a lack of resources caused by the COVID-19 pandemic or Alabama’s response thereto, (iii) any design, manufacture, distribution, allowance, use or non-use of precautionary equipment such as PPE in connection with COVID-19 or (iv) any design or manufacture of testing materials done under the direction of the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Government or Lead Agency

Alabama Office of the Governor

Dates Available

Effective Immediately

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Health care providers and businesses providing health care services in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, or those who are otherwise affected in performance of health care services resulting from a lack of resources caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


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