She began working at her grandfather’s hardware store when she was a teenager. By the time the COVID-19 crisis hit, she had grown the business to three retail locations and a crew of nearly one hundred commercial contractors and home remodelers.
Now she is worried that when she reopens her stores, she might be liable if a customer claims that they were infected with the virus on her premises. She is concerned that one of her employees might sue if they contract the virus at work. She is worried that a tenant might claim that her crew spread the virus in their building.
Should a business owner be worried? Will businesses be liable for virus claims? What can businesses do to breathe more easily?