Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to COVID-19 (Participants)
The novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people.
Good Shepherd Tallahassee has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, we cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) (specifically named herein below) will not become infected with COVID-19. Furthermore, attending summer camps, activities, programs, functions, or gatherings of any kind sponsored by Good Shepherd Life Teen/Youth Group could increase your or your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.
By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected with COVID-19 by attending summer camps, activities, programs, functions, or gatherings and that such exposure or infection may result in infection, illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 may result from the actions, inactions, omissions, or negligence of myself, my child(ren), and/or others, including, but not limited to, clergy, teachers, employees, staff, coaches, volunteers, and other participants and their families.
I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any infection, illness, sickness, damage, loss, expense, and/or liability of any kind (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death) (hereinafter “Claims”), that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s attendance at summer camps, activities, programs, functions, or gatherings of any kind sponsored by Good Shepherd
on my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Good Shepherd, William A. Wack, as Bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, and all of their current, former, and future representatives, agents, clergy, teachers, employees, staff, coaches, and volunteers (collectively, “the Diocese”) of and from all Claims, including all liabilities, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this assumption of risk, waiver, and release includes any Claims based on the actions, inactions, omissions, or negligence of the Diocese, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any summer camps, activities, programs, functions, or gatherings of any kind sponsored by Good Shepherd.