102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Dave Syverson
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the COVID-19 Civil Immunity Act. Provides that 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, unless the act or omission involves
reckless or wanton conduct or intentional misconduct.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning civil law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
COVID-19 Civil Immunity Act.
As used in this Act:
"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.
"Entity" means a partnership, corporation, association,
governmental 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 a paid or an unpaid
Civil liability immunity.
(a) Beginning March 21, 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