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Gov. Steve Sisolak to sign COVID-19 liability bill named after Caesars employee

Posted at 6:22 AM, Aug 11, 2020


Gov. Steve Sisolak is scheduled to sign a COVID-19 liability bill on Tuesday.

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Senate Bill 4 passed during the most recent special legislative session and offers protection for businesses and thousands of hospitality workers.

Senate Bill 4 is also known as the Adolfo Fernandez Bill, inspired by the Caesars Entertainment employee who lost his life earlier this year. His family believes he got COVID-19 at work, and has vowed to make sure his death sparks change.

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"My father was 100% okay, he was safe here in the house, and I have proof that he was negative before he stepped foot in that company," says the daughter of Fernandez. "I will fight in his honor and for every employee in a building."

Senate Bill 4 requires hotels and casinos to provide free testing for employees, temperature check, and paid time off to quarantine.

The law also blocks people who get sick with COVID-19 from suing most businesses and non-profits. This means any business that is complying with health standards and taking precautions, won't have to worry about being forced to close because of a lawsuit. However, for-profit hospitals, healthcare facilities, and school districts are excluded from the bill.

13 Action News Reporter Marissa Kynaston has the details, watch in the player above.