MEMA signed a joint letter with hundreds of associations that was sent to Congressional leaders. The letter urges limited safe harbor liability relief for businesses in a period of economic certainty caused by COVID-19.
“By providing limited and rational safe harbors for good actors,” the letter states, “Congress can help ensure that the critical needs of the American people are met during this time of crisis and enable the continued operation of critical infrastructure. Basic ‘Good Samaritan’ provisions under the PREP Act, designed to address product and volunteer liability issues, have already enabled companies that may not normally produce protective equipment to do so to serve front line health care workers. Congress can go further by expanding the scope of these provisions.”