100+ Local Chambers Join Florida Chamber’s COVID Liability Protections Coalition

The Florida Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that more than 100 local Chambers of Commerce have joined the Florida Chamber’s COVID Liability Protection coalition. Providing certainty for Florida job creators with COVID-19 liability protections is key to safely getting Florida’s economy back on track. These protections are a necessary component to provide certainty that if businesses are following health and safety guidelines, they can fully re-open, add jobs, and engage in commerce without the fear of frivolous lawsuits.

“At the onset of the pandemic, the Florida Chamber started having conversations with our members across Florida, lawmakers, and the Executive branch about the need to support liability protections for Florida businesses that are working hard to reopen safely while following public health protocols and guidelines,” said Florida Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Mark Wilson. “It’s promising to see the business community unite for Florida’s job creators as we rebound Florida’s economy and grow from the 17th largest economy in the world to the 10th largest by 2030. With a current bottom 5 legal climate, the last thing Florida and its employers need is a tsunami of frivolous COVID lawsuits that will consume time, money and resources that would be better spent on creating more jobs, safety and investing back in the business.”

In addition to the more than 100 local Chambers of Commerce, the Florida Chamber also has strong Florida voter support for COVID liability protections. A recent statewide poll conducted by the Chamber shows likely Florida voters overwhelmingly support COVID-19 liability protections for businesses if the business made efforts to follow governmental public health guidelines, with 74 percent favoring protections. When liability protection is extended to include doctors, hospitals and nursing homes, support increases to 78 percent – an additional four points.

Local Chambers of Commerce who have joined the Florida Chamber’s COVID Liability Protection coalition include:

Amplify Clearwater

Anna Maria Island Chamber

Apopka Area Chamber

Bay County

Boca Raton Chamber

Brandon Chamber

Capital City Chamber

Central Palm Beach County Chamber

Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral

Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County

Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches

Citrus County Chamber

Clay County Chamber

Cocoa Beach Chamber

Coral Gables Chamber

Coral Springs Coconut Creek Regional Chamber

Dade City Chamber

Daytona Regional Chamber

Delray Beach Chamber

DeSoto Chamber

Destin Chamber

East Orlando Chamber

Englewood Chamber

Estero Chamber

Fort Lauderdale Chamber

Fort Myers Chamber

Fort Myers Beach Chamber

Fort Walton Beach Chamber

Frostproof Chamber

Gainesville Chamber

Gulf Coast Minority Chamber

Gulf County Chamber

Hardee County Chamber

Hernando County Chamber

Hispanic Chamber of Metro Orlando

Hobe Sound Chamber

Holly Hill Chamber

Indian River Chamber

Indiantown Chamber

Islamorada Chamber

Jackson County Chamber

JAX Chamber

Key Largo Chamber

Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber

Lady Lake Chamber

Lake City Columbia County Chamber

Lake Nona Regional Chamber

Lake Wales Chamber

Lakeland Chamber

Manatee Chamber

Marathon Chamber

Marco Island Chamber

Melbourne Regional Chamber

Miami Chamber

Miami Dade Chamber

Miramar Pembroke Pines Chamber

Naples Chamber

Nassau County Chamber

North Tampa Bay Chamber

Northeast Polk Chamber

Ocala Marion Chamber & Economic Partnership

Ocean Reef Chamber

Orange County Economic Partnership

Ormond Beach Chamber

Oviedo-Winter Springs Chamber

Palm Bay Chamber

Palm Beach North Chamber

Palm City Chamber

Palm Coast – Flagler Regional Chamber

Palm Harbor Chamber

Panama City Beach Chamber

Pasco Chamber

Pensacola Chamber

Plant City Chamber

Pompano Beach Chamber

Port Orange South Daytona Chamber

Riverview Chamber

Safety Harbor Chamber

Sanibel Captiva Chamber

Sarasota Chamber

Sebring Chamber

Seminole Chamber

South Dade Chamber

South Hillsborough Chamber

South Lake Chamber

South Tampa Chamber

St. Johns County Chamber

St. Lucie Chamber

Stuart Martin County Chamber

Sumter County Chamber

Tallahassee Chamber

Tampa Bay Chamber

Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber

Tarpon Springs Chamber

Tavares Chamber

Titusville Chamber

Uptown Chamber

Venice Area Chamber

Vero Beach Chamber

Walton Area Chamber

Washington County Chamber

West Orange Chamber

Winter Haven Chamber

Ybor City Chamber

Zephyrhills Chamber

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