LAST UPDATED ON 2020-09-14 15:01:07

By Jordan Miller

COLUMBUS – House Bill 606 was signed into law by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Sept. 14.

HB 606 provides legal protection to business, schools, colleges, churches and all Ohio establishments in regard to the spread of COVID-19.

The newly signed bill will protect businesses and all other Ohio entities from lawsuits in connections to injury, death or loss of wages due to the novel coronavirus.

The new law will prevent parents from suing if their child contracts the virus at school or if you contract it from your job, and those are just a few examples.

DeWine says the goal is to keep people safe while bringing back the Ohio economy.

“I think this bill, House Bill 606, is very consistent with these two goals [bringing jobs back and keeping people safe],” the Governor said.

The only exception to the law is if you can prove your employer or entity was reckless and that led to you contracting COVID-19.

This new law is retroactive to when Ohio first declare a public health emergency on March 9 of 2020.