Current through Acts 2021-2022, ch. 24
Section 895.476 - Civil liability exemption; exposure to the novel coronavirus sars-cov-2 or covid-19(1) In this section: (a) "COVID-19" means the infection caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 or by any viral strain originating from SARS-CoV-2, and conditions associated with the infection.(b) "Entity" means a partnership, corporation, association, governmental entity, tribal government, tribal entity, or other legal entity, including a school, institution of higher education, or nonprofit organization. "Entity" includes an employer or business owner, employee, agent, or independent contractor of the entity, regardless of whether the person is paid or an unpaid volunteer. "Entity" includes an employer covered under ch. 108.(2) Beginning March 1, 2020, an entity is immune from civil liability for the death of or injury to any individual or damages caused by an act or omission resulting in or relating to exposure, directly or indirectly, to the novel coronavirus identified as SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 in the course of or through the performance or provision of the entity's functions or services.(3) Subsection (2) does not apply if the act or omission involves reckless or wanton conduct or intentional misconduct.(4) Immunity under this section is in addition to, not in lieu of, other immunity granted by law, and nothing in this section limits immunity granted under any other provision of law, including immunity granted under s. 893.80(4).Added by Acts 2021 ch, 4,s 8, eff. 2/27/2021.