Liability of owner of premises designated as emergency shelter; Liability of disaster service workers
Liability: Disaster Service Worker
When an emergency declaration is in effect, a disaster service worker who is performing disaster services will not be held legally responsible for acting or failing to act. They can be held legally responsible if acting with intent to cause harm.
Cal Civ Code 1714.5(b)
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no disaster service worker who is performing disaster services during a state of war emergency, a state of emergency, or a local emergency, as such emergencies are defined in Section 8558 of the Government Code, shall be liable for civil damages on account of personal injury to or death of any person or damage to property resulting from any act or omission while performing disaster services anywhere within any jurisdiction covered by such emergency, except one that is willful.