Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to COVID-19
The novel coronavirus, known as Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which causes respiratory illness in people, has spread globally, including the United States. COVID-19 is extremely contagious. The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 to be a worldwide pandemic, and federal, state, and local governments, as well as federal and state health agencies, recommend social distancing and have prohibited the congregation of groups of people in many jurisdictions. Attending the event set forth in this Agreement could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19.
By agreeing to attend the Company’s event, you acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that you may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending the event, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, or death. You further acknowledge and understand the risk of becoming exposed to infected by COVID-19 at the event may result from or be caused by the actions, omissions, or negligence of yourself or others, including other event participants, Company employees, or other third parties.
By agreeing to attend the Company’s event, you, for yourself and your heirs, executors, administrators, representatives, successors and assigns hereby irrevocably and unconditionally release and forever discharge the Company, all of the Company’s respective past, present and future principals, stockholders, directors, officers, owners, members, agents, employees, managers, supervisors, insurers, subsidiaries, divisions, predecessors, affiliates, partners, parents and successors and assigns, as well as any person or entity acting by, through, under or in concert with any of the foregoing persons or entities (the Company and all persons and entities released herein are sometimes collectively referred to as the “Released Parties”), of and from any and all claims, causes of action, suits, damages, disputes, claims for attorneys’ fees, interest, expenses, costs, and demands of any nature whatsoever, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, at law or in equity, vested or contingent, against any or all of the Released Parties which you, as well as your heirs, executors, successors, assigns or administrators, has, had, or may have against any or all of the Released Parties by reason of being exposed to or infected by COVID-19 as a result of your attendance or participation in the event.
BY AGREEING TO ATTEND THE COMPANY’S EVENT, IT IS YOUR INTENT TO RELEASE ALL CLAIMS OF EVERY NATURE AND KIND WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN WHICH EXIST, IN ANY FORM, IN FAVOR OF YOU AND AGAINST THE COMPANY AND/OR ANY RELEASED PARTIES RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO OR INFECTION BY COVID-19 CAUSED AS A RESULT OF YOUR ATTENDANCE AT THE EVENT.