Will Insurance Cover SARS Cleanup? It would bea troublesome scenario for any business in the world: A companydiscovers that its employees have contracted Severe AcuteRespiratory Syndrome, and its facilities, under orders from thegovernment, must be evacuated and undergo an extensivedecontamination process at a substantial cost.

Thankfully, U.S. companies largely have been spared the spreadof this viral disease, but the question still remainsif facilitiesin this country are subjected to SARS cleanup, would propertydecontamination costs and other related claims be covered underinsurance?

If there is any coverage, it would likely come fromenvironmental impairment liability insurance policies, whilecommercial general liability and commercial property policies mostlikely would not cover SARS, according to some experts.

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