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Oregon Law Looks to Insulate Schools from COVID-19 Damage Claims

Oregon’s House Bill 4402 passed just prior to Christmas, and it could have a large impact on what happens to school districts opening up in the coming months. So reports KATU 2, an ABC affiliate.

covid 4948866 640smallThe bill’s language states individuals “may not bring a claim for damages related to COVID-19 infection suffered as a result of acts or omissions performed by a school” so long as the school was compliant with established emergency rules. One expert cited in the article said the law might discourage lawsuits, but is unlikely to guarantee they won’t be filed. Districts are expecting to return to in-person learning by Monday, Feb. 15.

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