New state law protects schools from COVID-19 lawsuits

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BATON ROUGE – A new state law shields schools and colleges from most civil lawsuits if a student or teacher contracts COVID-19.

Governor John Bel Edwards signed the new liability limitations into law on July 8.

The measure will keep people exposed to COVID-19 at a school or school facility from being able to sue for damages unless they can prove negligence or reckless misconduct.

The law is retroactive to March 11, 2020.

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