The novel coronavirus/COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and health agencies recommend health and safety precautions, including social distancing, wearing masks, and diligent hand-washing.
Westminster Presbyterian Church (WPC) is committed to the health and safety to all who participate with us. WPC has put preventative measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, WPC cannot guarantee that you or others in your household will not become infected with COVID-19 while participating in activities at WPC; attending activities at WPC could increase your risk and your children’s/family’s risk of contracting COVID-19. Participants are expected to take precautions for the preservation of their own and others’ health and safety.
With my signature below:
I affirm that the participants in my party (listed below) do not have, and in the past 14 days have not had a positive test for COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell).
I affirm that the participants in my party have not had any close contact with or lived with someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
I agree that the participants in my party will abide by WPC’s social distancing guidelines (maintaining 6 feet of separation from others while on WPC premises).
I agree that the participants in my party (2 years and older) will wear a mask/face covering while on WPC premises, including in outdoor spaces.
I agree that the participants in my party will wash/sanitize our hands regularly and will refrain from handshakes, hugs, and other personal contact while on WPC premises.
By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my household and I may be exposed to or infected with COVID-19 while attending events at or sponsored by WPC, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected with COVID-19 at WPC events may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, WPC staff, volunteers, and other WPC participants and their families.
I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my children/family or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or others in my household may experience or incur in connection with attendance at WPC events (“Claims”). In exchange for the right to attend events at or sponsored by WPC, on my behalf, and on behalf of my household, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Westminster Presbyterian Church, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of WPC, its employees, volunteers, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any WPC event.
The Undersigned acknowledges that in choosing to sign this Agreement, he or she is not relying on any representations from WPC that are not specifically set forth herein. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania without application of Pennsylvania’s choice of law rules.