Sign The Letter: Stop job-killing COVID-19 Lawsuits

Missouri is just beginning our economic recovery from COVID-19. But in wake of this pandemic, a new threat is emerging — opportunistic lawsuits seeking to cash in on this crisis.

There is a growing threat of litigation that is stopping many businesses from reopening and keeping Missouri workers on the sidelines of this recovery. Trial attorneys currently have the power to take businesses to court and allege that someone contracted coronavirus at their facility.

Even businesses that are fully following all government recommendations to protect their employees and customers are at risk.

We are asking Gov. Mike Parson to call the Missouri General Assembly back to Jefferson City to address this problem.

We have sent the following letter to Gov. Parson. Please use these forms to sign your name and ask Gov. Parson to take this important action.

   

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Governor Parson,

Thank you for leading Missouri’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, we are rising to this unprecedented challenge to ensure the safety and well-being of all Missourians. As we move forward, another critical part of our response is ensuring a strong economic recovery for workers and businesses.

To support a strong recovery, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is asking you to call a special session to protect businesses from opportunistic claims alleging exposure to COVID-19 on their premises. This temporary, limited immunity from liability should be available if businesses follow government guidance on public health measures.

To be clear, bad actors should not be protected. Businesses that exhibit gross negligence and do not follow government guidance to protect employees and customers should not benefit from the proposed safe harbors from liability.

This crisis has caused half of our state’s employers to anticipate putting in place at least temporary layoffs. More than two-thirds of employers expect to see declines in their revenue this year, according to a Missouri Chamber member survey. These numbers illustrate the profound impact this crisis is having on our economy.

Businesses want to drive this recovery – bring Missourians back on their payrolls, provide goods and services to customers, and create economic activity and tax revenue.

Providing this legal safe harbor will enable more Missouri businesses to confidently reopen, bring Missourians back to work and further strengthen our state’s recovery.

 

Sincerely,

   


Daniel P. Mehan
President and CEO
Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Al Koller III
President, Koller Enterprises Inc.
Chairman, Missouri Chamber Board of Directors

 

Business/Organization co-signees


 

118 Cakery  •  1851 Underground Tap & Grill  •  26H Holdings LLC  •  Above All  •  ABS Technologies  •  Active Chiropractic  •  Air Care, LLC  •  All-States Equipment Inc.  •  Alter Trading Corporation  •  Amcor Flexibles North America  •  American Pride Car Wash  •  American Pulverizer  •  American Response Vehicles  •  American Stories  •  American Tripoli, Inc.   Arrowhead Industries  •  Arrowhead Point RV Park  •  Aspen Products, Inc.  •  Associated Builders and Contractors – Heart of America  •  AssuredPartners of Missouri  •  The Artisan Market  •  Ava Citizens Action League  •  Ava Lions Foundation  •  Aziotics LLC  •  B&D South Skate Center  •  B&J Skate Center  •  B-Line Engraving  •  Backer’s Potato Chip Co.  •  Baker Memorials, Inc.  •  Bartch Roofing Co Inc.  •  Bartlett & West, Inc.  •  Bass Equipment Company  •  Becker Iron & Metal Inc  •  Beerman Heating and Cooling, Inc.  •  Bell CPA LLC  •  BIGFOOT 4X4, Inc.  •  BK Games  •  Blessed Reflections Photography, LLC  •  Blue Chip  •  Blue Nile Contractors  •  BOLD Marketing  •  Botanicals Unlimited, Inc.  •  Botkin Lumber Company, Inc.  •  The Boulevard St Charles Senior Living  •  Bourbon Roller Mill  •  Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks  •  Branham Electric, Inc.  •  Brown Smith Wallace, LLP  •  Bryan L. Mitchell Veterinary Clinic LLC  •  Buchheit Concrete, Inc.  •  Buchholz-Smith Plastic Fabrication, Inc.  •  Budget Heating, Cooling and Plumbing  •  Buffalo Trucking LLC  •  The Builders’ Association  •  Burgio, Cooney & Associates  •  C&S Business Services Inc.  •  Callaway County Extended Employment (CCEE) — workshop for disabled citizens  •  Callaway Senior Center  •  Cambridge Air Solutions  •  CenterPointe Hospital  •  Choices of St. Joesph  •  Christian Brothers Automotive  •  Christian School District  •  Christy Industrial Holdings  •  Citizens Bank of Newburg  •  Citizens Electric Corporation  •  City of Malden  •  Classic Sign Services  •  Clean-Tech Company  •  CloudFactors LLC  •  CNC Machine Products  •  Cogent, Inc.  •  Collins & Hermann, Inc.  •  Columbia Insurance Group  •  Community Counseling Center  •  Computer Innovations  •  Conrad’s Restaurant & Alehouse  •  Construction Trailer Specialists, Inc.  •  Continental Siding Supply  •  Correction Services  •  Coreslab Structures (MO) Inc.  •  Cowell James Forge Insurance Group, LLC  •  CPAY, LLC  •  CPI 340B  •  Creating Unkamen  •  Crescent Parts & Equipment Co.  •  CRH Transportation, Inc.  •  Croley Insurance & Financial, Inc.  •  The Crossing  •  Crown Linen Service  •  Custom Powder Systems LLC  •  David C. Linton, LLC  •  DeRienzo’s Pizza & Pub  •  Dialectic, Inc.  •  Diamond Mfg., Inc.  •  Diamond Pet Foods  •  Dierbergs Markets  •  Diggers  •  Digital Marketing Inc.  •  Direct Rate, Inc.  •  Disabled Athlete Sports Association  •  Doc’s Guns & Ammo  •  Dogwood Properties Group LLC  •  Douglas County Public Library  •  Douglas County Veterans Memorial Association  •  Douglass Community Services, Inc.  •  DUCTZ of West St.Louis  •  E Bell Properties LLC  •  E-Foods LLC  •  Easleys Body Shop  •  Ellbee’s General Store  •  English Acres  •  Enterprise Holdings, Inc.  •  Essential Kneads DaySpa  •  Esterly Schneider  •  Eureka Contracting & Roofing, LLC  •  F&C Bank  •  Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association  •  Farmington Regional Chamber  •  Fixture Contracting Co., Inc.  •  Flash Flyer Publications, Inc.  •  FLO Fitness  •  Foam Supplies, Inc.  •  FormPak, Inc.  •  Forrest Pump Service, Inc.  •  Freedom Welding and Fabrication  •  Frenchtown Catering Co.  •  Fulfill Food & Beverages  •  Garlich Printing Company  •  Gateway Dough  •  Gerard Chimney Co.  •  GH Tool & Mold  •  Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce  •  Global Steel Buildings  •  Good Earth Tools  •  Grayson Accounting LLC  •  GREDELL Engineering Resources, Inc.  •  Green Mountain Realty, Inc.  •  Half Price Books  •  Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce  •  Harry Cooper Supply Company  •  Harvest Table Eatery & Miscellany  •  Haslag Steel Sales, Inc.  •  Haviland Corporation  •  H. E. Williams, Inc.  •  Healthcare Services Group  •  Heartland Credit Union Association  •  Heartland Hearing Centers LLC  •  Heavy Duty Rebuilders Supply  •  Heiman True Value  •  Heitmann & Associates, Inc.  •  Hellebusch Tool & Die, Inc.  •  Heritage Companies  •  Hermann Hill Inn – Weddings and Conference Center  •  Hermann Oak Leather Co.  •  Hirsch Feed & Farm Supply, Inc. of West Plains  •  HIT Consulting LLC  •  The H-J Family Of Companies  •  HM Risk  •  Holland 1916  •  Holt Car Wash  •  HomePride Bank  •  Hotel Grand Victorian  •  Hunter Engineering Co.  •  Hussmann Corporation  •  ICF Industries, Inc.  •  ICM Biofuels LLC  •  IEC of Greater St. Louis  •  IMKO Workforce Solutions  •  Indian Creek Marina  •  Infinite Energy Construction  •  Infinity Bodyworks  •  InnoCit LLC  •  Integrity Home Care + Hospice  •  Integrity Staffing Specialists, LLC  •  Integrity Treats LLC  •  Investment Realty, Inc.  •  Iron Horse Energy Services, Inc.  •  Italgrani U.S.A., Inc.  •  J&R Sand & Gravel  •  J Brothers Enterprises  •  J. C. Plastics, Inc.  •  Jack Coleman Insurance Agency LLC  •  Jones Scrap Processors  •  JP Business Services  •  JPI Glass  •  Kays Engineering, Inc.  •  K.C. Envelope Company, Inc.  •  KE2 Therm Solutions, Inc.  •  Keeven Heating & Cooling  •  Kenrick Design/Construction Services, Inc.  •  Kienstra Co.  •  Kimberling Vision Center  •  KMMO Radio  •  Kokomo Joes Family Fun Center  •  Kraus Farms Equestrian Center  •  Kraus Farms, Inc.  •  KT Power Systems  •  Kwik Lube & Car Wash (Cameron)  •  Kwik Lube & Car Wash (Kearney)  •  Kwik Lube & Car Wash (Platte City)  •  Lang Insurance Service, Inc.  •  LaTour Advisory Group, Inc.  •  Ledford Family Funeral Homes  •  Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce  •  Liberty Carbon Service  •  Liberty Exposition SVC, Inc.  •  Lionmark Construction Companies LLC  •  Lisa Reynolds Insurance Agency, LLC  •  Liston Design Build  • The Little Red Cottage  •  LMC Industries, Inc.  •  Loren Cook Company  •  Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1161  •  LSL Finishes LLC  •  Luxco, Inc.  •  Mack Sales, LLC  •  Mari de Villa Senior Living  •  Marr and Company  •  Marshall Tourism  •  Maryville Consulting Group, Inc.  •  McAlisters Deli  •  Mccay Tool & Engineering Co. Inc.  •  McGinnis Wood Products  •  Mid-America Dental & Hearing Center  •  Medicalodges, Inc.  •  Memory Lane Antiques  •  Midcon Cables Co., Inc.  •  Mid Continent Steel and Wire, Inc.  •  Midwest Light & Sign Inc.  •  Midwest Window Tinting  •  Midwestern Aviation Group, LLC  •  Minuteman Press  •  Missouri Rural Services Corp.  •  Missouri Academy of Family Physicians  •  Missouri Automobile Dealers Association  •  Missouri Bankers Association  •  Missouri Dental Association  •  Missouri Forest Products Association  •  Missouri Insurance Coalition  •  Missouri Pharmacy Association  •  Missouri Poultry Federation  •  Missouri Pressed Metals, Inc.  •  Missouri Trucking Association  •  Modern Business Interiors, LLC  •  Moore Kennel  •  Mount Carmel Senior Living  •  MRV Banks  •  MS Propane  •  Myer Hotels  •  Niehaus Building Services, LLC  •  Northland Rolladium Skate Center  •  Northtown Chiropractic and Nutrition  •  Nutracom, LLC &nbsp’•  Oaktree Products, Inc.  •  Oakwood Systems Group, Inc.  •  Off The Top Barbershop  •  Oh Fudge, LLC  •  Old World Spices & Seasonings  •  Options Pregnancy Center of Ava  •  Osage Venture LLC  •  Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association  •  Ozark Marketing Company  •  Ozark Mountain Novelties, Inc.  •  Ozark Outdoor Equipment, Inc.  •  Ozark Prosthetics and Orthotics  •  Pack N Mail  •  Pain Treatment Associates, LLC  •  Pappy’s Homestyle Cooking  •  Parker McCrory Mfg. Co.  •  PARIC Corporation  •  Peg’s Place  •  Pella Windows and Doors  •  Perfect 10 Tanning LLC  •  Peterson Manufacturing Co.  •  Pickett, Ray & Silver, Inc.  •  Port of Kimberling Resort  •  Post Press  •  Powell Supply, Inc.  •  Power Supply Industries  •  Precision Rebuilders, Inc.  •  Presleys Glass, Inc.  •  Prestressed Casting Co  •  PrintFlex Graphics, Inc.  •  Proactive Print Services  •  Proctor Agency LLC  •  PTC Laboratories  •  Race Brothers Farm & Home Supply  •  The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey  •  Radio Comm Co.  •  R-Biopharm, Inc.  •  Rea Funeral and Cremation Service, LLC  •  Reyco Granning  •  Redbird Tanning  •  Rink Ratz, Inc.  •  RM COCO Decor Ltd.  •  Rock Roll O Rena  •  Ronson Mfg  •  Route 66 Controls LLC  •  RSB—Fine Road LLC  •  S2Tech  •  S & S Recycling LLC  •  Sara’s Ice Cream  •  Savannah House Hotel  •  Sayf LLC  •  Secure Storage, LLC  •  Senior Services Unlimited  •  Serenity Valley Winery  •  Schaefer’s Electrical Enclosures  •  Schaible Dental Group  •  SCHNEIDER Real Estate  •  Shaklee Independent Distributor  •  Shadow Gifts, Inc.  •  Shick Esteve  •  Shomodjs LLC  •  Show-Me Juniors Volleyball Club  •  Siemer’s Barber Shop  •  Silgan Dispensing  •  SilverTree Companies  •  Skateport Plaza, Inc.  •  SMCI  •  S.M. Wilson & Co.  •  Smockingbird’s Unique Gift & Accessories, LLC  •  Snip N’ Clip (Marshall)  •  SolutionWorks  •  Southwest Oral Surgery  •  Sophisticuts Hair Salon, LLC  •  Springfield Skateland, Inc.  •  Springfield Iron & Metal  •  SportsPlay Equipment, Inc.  •  Stables Local Kitchen & Patio  •  Stanley Black & Decker  •  Starlight Theatre  •  Star Heating and Air Conditioning Company Inc.  •  State Beauty Supply of Chillicothe  •  Stitch Of the Time Spirit Shop  •  Stone Hill Winery  •  Summerset Inn Resort, Inc.  •  Summit Pet Care  •  Superior Home Products, Inc.  •  Susan Daigle Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.  •  Sweet Fern’s Unique Boutiques  •  Sydenstricker Nobbe Partners-John Deere  •  Symmetry Machining Services, LLC  •  Table Rock Sunset Properties, Inc. &nsbp;•  Taggart International, Ltd  •  Tarlton Corporation  •  Third Street Sportswear  •  Titanova, Inc.  •  Tnemec Company, Inc.  •  Tomo Drug Testing  •  Tompkins by The Rack House  •  The Track Family Fun Parks  •  Traxia  •  Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce  •  Tri-County Electric Cooperative  •  Trilogy Analytical Laboratory, Inc.  •  Tuxedo Park STL Bed and Breakfast Inn  •  United Cooperatives, Inc.  •  Verdesian Life Sciences  •  Verity Environmental Testing, Inc.  •  The Vintage Depot  •  Vintage Stock  •  Wallach Iron & Metal Co., Inc.  •  Walsh & Associates, Inc.  •  Weeds Greenhouse & Gardens LLC  •  Weekends Only, Inc.  •  Wellington Envrionmental  •  Wilson Industries  •  Williams Wellness Research  •  WEG Transformers USA LLC  •  West Plains Auto World  •  Winnwood Skate Center  •  WFF Facility Services  •  YMCA of Callaway County

 

Individual co-signees


Matt Adrian
Dave Alexander
Amy Anderson
Alice Andrews
JlB
Deb Bass
Dustin Bass
Donna Battles
Shyanne Bauman
Willa Beach
Gayle Behr
Norman Besheer
Paul Blackburn
Jim Borchers
Stephen Bowen
Dan Brandt
David Braun
Karen Braun
Jill Brennan
Peter Brightwell
Lisa Brough
Benjamin M. Brown
Michelle Brown
Shanna Brown
Mark Brinkmann
Melody Bryngelson
Kent Burns
Theodore E. Cain
Megan Cantlon
Debbie Cardiff
Nina Carter
Brianna Christensen
Jeff Chronister
Heath Clarkston
Sherry Coker
Andrew Condie
Craig Conklin
Norm Conley
Alec Cook
David Cooper
Ron Copeland
Tim Corbett
Suzan Corcione
Brian Crane
Darin Crisman
Tom Croley
Teresa S. Curran
Gail Dalton
Glenn Danuser
Jerry Danuser
Jennifer Davis
Cindy Dee
Elizabeth Decaria
Donna Dickason
Rita L. Dobsch
Anita Dodd
Mary Donat
Michele Drummond
Karen Dunleavy
Rose Dunlap
Jeanne Elliott
Michael S. Elliott
Warren K. Erdman
Carolyn Eskew
Timothy Etter
Sally A. Faith
David John Faust
Elizabeth Fenner
Julie Flieg
Ashley Flynn
Jennifer Foan
Kyle Frakes
Robert Fritz
Mary Fuller
Heather Garner
Linda Gipson
Robert Goad
Karen Godofrey
Amanda Goff
Kristen Goldstein
Kenneth J. Goodrich
Dave Graves
Deirdre Green
Greg Greenwald
Paul Griesedieck
Amanda Groves
Greg Hall
Stacey Hamby
Brian Hammons
Michelle Hanson
H. Hardin
Russell Paul Harrington
Bill Hasler
Steve Hayes
Stoney Hays
Christi Hicks
Carole Hill
Christy Hilsman
Greg Hoberock
Peter Hollabaugh
Tammy Holladay
Tim Holladay
Bryan Horst
Paul Horstmann
Tracy Hudson
Carrie Hutcherson
Shelle Jacobs
Mitzi Johnson
Barbara Jones
Leroy Jones
Doug Joyce
Keith Kassel
Ruth Kinran
Brandon Keller
John Kelly
Joyce Kelly
David Kemp
Michael Kemp
Kathleen Kephart
Sandy Kessinger
James Kornegay
Jocelyn Kovac
DeAnn Kraichely
Jodi Krantz
Koby Kreinbring
Susie Krug
Ron Kurtz
Elaina Lamley
Tom Lancia
Michael Lane
Jeff Latall
Erin Layton
Randy Lee
Cathleen Lenihan
Jayson Lenox
Steve Long
Tammy Long
Jacob Luecke
Vinita Lumpkin
Nathaniel Maichel
Pam Mallette
Jason Marler
Karin Martin
Jeff Matlock
Terry McCrum
Donald R. McGinnis
Tina McGinnis
Denise L. McIntosh
Steven Mcnabb
Anne McRoberts
James L. Meats
Doris Mendel
Janice Meservey
Jocelyn Meservey
Rhonda Meyer
Jody Miller
Lewis Miller
Rosemary Miller
Max M. Mitts
Gerard Modglin
Joe Moody
Michael B. Morrison
Cathy Morse
James J. Murphy
Crystal D. Narr
Kim Naumann
Mark Newbold
John A Niesen
Carol Noecker
Linda North
Carla ODell
James R. ODell
Jennifer O’Donley
Michelle O’Donnell
Kim Oppliger
Donna Orf
Bob Orscheln
Tabatha P.
Joseph Page
Jack Pahlmann
Gena Patton
Carolyn Perry
McKay Perry
Jeanie Porter
Minnie Potter
Karen Prichard
Kent Putman
Travis Rackers
Kelli Rapp
Barbara Raymer
Cheryl Renne
Vicky Rhodes
Lynnette Robinson
Molly R. Rosner
Laura Ruzicka
Richard F. Salgado
Karen Sayre
Karen Scott
Marc Schillebeeckx
Joe Schneider
Keith Schneider
Laurie Schneider
Laura Schoephorster
Amy Sharp
Alicia Shaw
Ward Shaw
Gayla Shinnebarger
Julie Silistria
Tracy Slagle
Jesse Sloane
Ida Smith
Jared Smith
Joey Smith
Justis Smith
Andrea Smithee
Pete Spanos
Kaye Sparkman
Sheila Sperla
Tammy Stankey
Mark Steele
Pamela Steffen
Courtney Stout
Brenda Stumpff
James W. Stumpff
Brent Styer
Sondra Summers
David Taiclet, Sr.
Luther Taylor
Martene Thiel
Brad Thomas
Erin Thompson
Rose Thomas
Toby Thompson
Donald Tiemeyer
Diane Tocco
Steve Tupper
Chris Vansickle
Steve Verheyen
Dara Vint
Kim Voelker
Jeanene Volmert
Katie Waddington
Brandi Walker
Jerry Wawak
Becky Wekenborg
Robin Wenneker
Sandy Whitworth
Stephanie Wieberg
Fred Wiesehan
Beth Wideman
Chris Wigger
Kelsey Wiggins
Aaron Willard
Melissa Williams
Denise Wilson
Stephanie Wilson
Theresa Wilcox
Lonnie Wright
Michael Zambrana
Michelle Zimmerman