Larry Obhof

Ohio Senate president Larry Obhof. (Submitted Photo)

COLUMBUS —The Ohio Senate has passed legislation providing legal protections for small businesses, certain healthcare providers and other employers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) said Senate Bill 308 provides protections for business and healthcare providers against lawsuits from individuals alleging they were exposed to COVID-19 on the entity’s premises, unless it is found that the business or provider acted with reckless or intentional conduct to spread the virus.