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Law Number

10 GCA 19804(b)(1)

Summary Title

Liability: Use of Real Estate


When an public health emergency declaration is in effect, a person owning or controlling real estate who, voluntarily and without compensation, allows it to be used to shelter people, will not be held legally responsible for death or injury to another person. This section does not apply if the person in part or in whole caused the public health emergency.

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(b) Private Liability. (1) During a state of public health emergency, any person owning or controlling real estate or other premises who voluntarily and without compensation grants a license or privilege, or otherwise permits the designation or use of the whole or any part or parts of such real estate or premises for the purpose of sheltering persons, together with that person's successors in interest, if any, shall not be civilly liable for negligently causing the death of, or injury to, any person on or about such real estate or premises under such license, privilege or other permission, or for negligently causing loss of, or damage to, the property of such person.