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"Biden Administration Confirms COVID-19 Liability Protections for Federal Contractors, Employees and Volunteers," Corporate Environmental Lawyer

On February 16, 2021, Acting Secretary of the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Norris Cochran, published in the Federal Register the Sixth Amendment to the Declaration Under the Public Readiness and Emergency Act [PREP Act]. 86 Fed. Reg. 9516-9520 (Feb. 16, 2021). This is the second amendment to the Declaration issued since President Biden took office and continues the Trump Administration’s practice of providing broad liability protection for those responding to COVID-19.

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