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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 14, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Oklahoma, we recommend that you visit the state’s COVID-19 Resources website.

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Description of Program and Relief

Immunity to Businesses and Individuals

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor of Oklahoma has signed into law Senate Bill 1946, which provides businesses and individuals with immunity from civil actions claiming an injury due to exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19. In order for a business or individual to be immune, the act or omission that is alleged to have created exposure to COVID-19 must be “in compliance or consistent with federal or state regulations, a Presidential or Gubernatorial Executive Order, or guidance applicable at the time of the alleged exposure.” If two or more sources of guidance are applicable to the conduct at issue, the business or individual is protected so long as the conduct at issue is consistent with “any applicable guidance.” Senate Bill 1946 does not discuss situations in which a business or individual attempts to follow applicable guidelines but is not fully compliant.

Government or Lead Agency

Office of the Governor

Dates Available

The law is applicable to civil actions filed on or after May 21, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

The law applies to an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, or association that is in compliance with applicable guidance as explained above.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


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