The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization, resulting in the declaration of a public health emergency in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. COVID-19 is reported to be extremely contagious and can cause serious and potentially life threatening illness and even death.
Congregation Beth-El, located at 375 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, Pennsylvania 19067 (“CBE”) cannot prevent you from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while on its premises (the “Premises”) or participating in CBE’s services or programs (“Activities”). It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to visit the Premises or participate in any Activities, you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. In order to enter CBE’s premises and participate in any Activities, you must carefully review, agree to, and sign this Waiver and Release of Liability (“Release”). If you do not accept the terms and conditions of this Release, then you are prohibited from being on the Premises.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I have read and understood the above warning concerning COVID-19. I hereby choose to accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 for myself in order to voluntarily visit the Premises or participate in the Activities. I understand and acknowledge that such exposure or infection may result in serious illness, personal injury (including death), permanent disability, or property damage. I acknowledge that this risk may result from or be compounded by the actions, omissions, or negligence of others. I understand that while CBE has implemented reasonable measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, CBE cannot guarantee that I will not become infected with COVID-19. I understand and acknowledge that being on the Premises or participating in the Activities may increase my risk of contracting COVID-19.
I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I AM VOLUNTARILY ENTERING THE PREMISES WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE ASSOCIATED COVID-19 RISKS. I HEREBY AGREE TO ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL RISKS OF PERSONAL INJURY, ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE RELATED TO COVID-19, ARISING OR POTENTIALLY ARISING OR ALLEGED TO HAVE ARISEN FROM MY BEING ON THE PREMISES AND PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITIES, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE ORDINARY NEGLIGENCE OF CBE OR OTHERWISE.
REPRESENTATION: I certify that I am not currently ill, have no symptoms of COVID-19 (including fever, cough, chills, or other commonly reported symptoms), and have not knowingly been in contact with anyone with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last fourteen (14) days. I agree not to enter the Premises if I am experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (including fever, cough, chills, difficulty breathing or other commonly reported symptoms), have a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, or have come in contact in the last 14 days with a person who has been confirmed to have or suspected of having COVID-19.
RULES: While on CBE’s premises, I agree to comply with guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), directives and guidance issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and any CBE directives while on the Premises, including, without limitation, wearing a face covering at all times and practicing physical distancing, maintaining a six (6) foot distance from other people whenever feasible, and practicing good hygiene (e.g., washing hands with soap, use of hand sanitizer, coughing or sneezing into a tissue or bent elbow).
WAIVER OF LAWSUIT/LIABILITY: I hereby forever release and waive my right to bring suit against CBE and its officers, directors, members, managers, officials, trustees, agents, employees (including Rabbi and teachers), volunteers, or other representatives (and its and their successors and assigns) on account of injury, illness, disability, death, or property damage arising out of, attributable to or alleged to be related to my being or having been on the Premises, or engaging or having engaged in any Activities, and being exposed to or contracting COVID-19, whether arising out of the negligence of CBE or any other person or otherwise.
I understand that this waiver means I give up my right to bring any claims including for personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence and give up any claim I may have to seek damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen. In addition, I agree to protect, defend and hold CBE and the persons named above harmless from and any against claims of any type or kind asserted by a third-party and relating to my having been on the Premises or having engaged in Activities and having been exposed to or contracted COVID-19.
CHOICE OF LAW; VENUE: I understand and agree that the law of the State of Pennsylvania will apply to this Release. Any claim or cause of action arising under this Release may be brought only in the courts located in or about Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and I hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.
CONTINUING EFFECT OF THIS RELEASE: I agree that this Release is continuing and applies to all visits to the Premises and to all Activities from and after the date below.
MINORS: If you are accompanied by any person under the age of 18 (a “Minor”), list the name(s) of each such Minor below. By signing below, you certify that you are the parent or legal guardian of the Minors named below and that you have the legal right to consent to, and by signing below, do consent to, the terms and conditions of this Release on behalf of such Minor(s).