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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

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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.

READ THE FULL BILL HERE