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New Field Of Law Emerges In Response To COVID-19 Pandemic

Josephine Balzac
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The Florida Channel
Attorney Josephine Balzac discusses the legal challenges for businesses, governments and other institutions during the pandemic.

With the challenges of the pandemic come new legal challenges for businesses, governments and other institutions. Brick and mortar schools are preparing to reopen. In Orange County- teachers are back on campus Friday for students who opted for face to face learning. 

So what are the liabilities for schools if kids or teachers get sick? What about businesses reopening? Attorney Josephine Balzac, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Social Entrepreneurship at Rollins College, says there’s a whole new field of legal practice emerging: pandemic law.