Coalition Of Airlines, Retailers, Restaurants, Hospitals Call On Lawmakers For Coronavirus Liability Protections

The Hill reports:

Around 480 business groups have teamed up to call on lawmakers to provide liability protections for businesses against coronavirus-related lawsuits in Congress’ next relief package.

The coalition, led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, includes the National Association of Manufacturers, Airlines for America, National Restaurant Association, Federation of American Hospitals and the National Retail Federation. They sent a letter to congressional leadership on Wednesday to keep pressure on Congress.

A liability shield for businesses, schools and other organizations was included in the GOP’s coronavirus package unveiled Monday. The issue is one of the biggest obstacles during negotiations to getting a deal on legislation.