In the absence of a national policy limiting business liability against claims that stem from the coronavirus pandemic, more states are stepping up with limited liability protection to ensure that small businesses are not unfairly subjected to frivolous litigation. Most recently, the state of West Virginia became the latest state to put a law on the books when Governor Jim Justice signed Senate bill 277, the COVID-19 Jobs Protection Act, into law. The legislation provides protection for residents, health care providers, health care facilities, institutions of higher education, businesses and manufacturers from being held liable for COVID-related injuries so long as they have acted in accordance with government directives. Similarly, the Florida state senate last week passed a sweeping measure that would make it harder to sue businesses, governments and health care companies for COVID-19 related claims. By a vote of 24-15, the Senate sent the bill, which was championed by the Chamber of Commerce and other business groups, to the House where its passage is all but assured. Swimming against the tide interestingly enough, on the issue of liability shields, is the state of New York. The legislature in the Empire State sent a bill to embattled Governor Andrew Cuomo that would strip previously granted liability protection from nursing homes in New York. Although it is not yet known whether Cuomo will sign the legislation, the irony is glaring in that his administration is under investigation for falsifying the number of COVID-related deaths in nursing homes across the state so as to protect the Governor from the political fallout of his decision to mandate that nursing homes must take COVID infected patients in the early days of the pandemic.