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Gov. Steve Sisolak is scheduled to sign a COVID-19 liability bill on Tuesday.
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.
"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.
📣 BREAKING: Senate Bill 4 passes #NVLEG!#SB4 is a first-in-nation legislation that protects all workers in hospitality industry in Vegas/Reno - wall-to-wall, front/back-of-house, union & non-union, worker & manager - from Bellagio to Motel 6. ✊https://t.co/WSKlSCK3DN pic.twitter.com/jmQ66kOFY2— The Culinary Union (@Culinary226) August 6, 2020
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.