The Executive Order expanded immunity from liability for volunteer health care workers as emergency management workers performing emergency management activities. The Order was not limited to only COVID-19-related activities. When the legislature reconvened, legislators passed the Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act, which provided liability limitation to businesses against tort claims arising from the pandemic.
Angelena Velaj & Troy Viger,
TORTS: COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act & Executive Order by the Governor Designating Auxiliary Management Workers and Emergency Management Activities,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
Available at: https://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol37/iss1/13