COVID-19-Related Orders and Legislation Governing Business Operations, Limiting Liability and Expanding Workers' Compensation Coverage
At the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the vast majority of states across the country implemented "stay at home" orders requiring the closure of, or severely restricting, nonessential business operations. As vaccination becomes widespread, many states are now lifting some or all pandemic-related restrictions, including mask requirements. States also continue to enact legislation or issue orders shielding businesses from COVID-19 related tort liability or expanding workers' compensation laws to allow for coverage of COVID-19-related claims. Most recently, some states have imposed restrictions on the use of "vaccine passports," citing concerns about privacy and personal freedom. Included in the chart below is a link to each state's respective orders, legislation, and guidance. Please refer to the original source documents for complete information.