The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious. As a result, the Center for Disease Control, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and local governments have issued guidelines and emergency regulations to address COVID-19.
The Newton Squash and Tennis Club (“NSTC”), consistent with current guidelines, has put in place preventive measures and policies to reduce the likelihood of the spread of COVID- 19. These protocols are contained in the Club’s COVID Squash Rules and the Club’s COVID Exercise Room Rules (the “NSTC COVID-19 Squash and Exercise Room Policy”), and are posted in the Clubhouse and on the NSTC website. However, because of the nature of this virus and the fact that it is a novel virus, NSTC cannot guarantee that you and/or your family will not become infected with COVID-19 during your voluntary visits to play squash or use the exercise room at the NSTC.
I agree that my family and I have reviewed the NSTC COVID-19 Squash and Exercise Room Policy and will follow NSTC COVID-19 related rules and policies.
In addition, we will not visit NSTC property if within fourteen (14) days preceding our arrival date, any one of us has:
a. tested positive or is presumptively positive for COVID-19 or has been identified as a potential carrier of the COVID-19 virus or; or
b. experienced any symptoms commonly associated with the Coronavirus; or,
c. traveled internationally to a restricted area that is under a Level 3 or 4 COVID related travel advisory according to the US State Department or an area that is subject to a quarantine order by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; or
d. been in direct contact with or the immediate vicinity of any person I/we know and/or now know is either confirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID-19 or who has traveled outside the United States within the last fourteen (14) days.
I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily agree to assume all risk that my family and/or I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by visiting NSTC property to play squash or use the exercise room. I and/or we accept sole responsibility for any injury to myself and/or my family, including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death, illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my family may experience or incur in connection with visiting NSTC property or participating in squash games or using the exercise room at NSTC (“Claims”).
On my behalf and on behalf of my family, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless NSTC, its employees, agents , officers, Board of Governors and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to my or my family’s visit to the NSTC to play squash or use the exercise room. I understand and agree that this release includes
any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of NSTC, its employees, agents, officers, Board of Governors and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any activities at the NSTC or NSTC property.