**PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY**
COVID-19 is an illness that can affect the lungs, airways and circulatory system, among other things. COVID-19 is caused by the coronavirus. In order to stop or slow the spread of the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend staying home as much as possible and limiting face-to-face contact with others.
My signature below acknowledges my understanding that there is a risk that I (and, if I am the legal guardian of a volunteer) may be exposed to the coronavirus as a result of volunteering at Hope Faith.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: On behalf of myself, I understand, acknowledge and agree as follows:
COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization; and COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact;
A State of Disaster Emergency was declared for the State of Missouri on March 12, 2020, with subsequent orders or amendments thereto;
Federal, state and local governments and health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people, among other preventative measures;
Volunteering at Hope Faith could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19.
When I volunteer at Hope Faith, I am doing so voluntarily, for purposes of participating in the community.
I voluntarily and knowingly assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by entering into Hope Faith, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, disability and death; and I acknowledge and agree that, with respect to COVID-19, Hope Faith cannot and does not accept any responsibility for my safety and well-being while I am at Hope Faith.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I hereby acknowledge, accept and agree that I may be exposed to the coronavirus as a result of our participation in the Activities. I hereby assume all risk, dangers (including personal injury, illness, disability and death).
I HAVE READ THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND BY SIGNING IT, AGREE THAT IT IS MY INTENTION TO RELIEVE HOPE FAITH FROM ANY LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, ILLNESS, DISABILITY OR WRONGFUL DEATH CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER CAUSE RELATED TO COVID-19. I FULLY RECOGNIZE AND UNDERSTAND THAT IF I AM EXPOSED TO THE CORONAVIRUS, I AM GIVING UP MY RIGHT TO MAKE A CLAIM OR FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST HF FOR ANY INJURY, ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, EMOTIONAL INJURY OR DAMAGE RELATED TO THAT EXPOSURE. I EXPRESSLY ASSUME ALL RISKS. I VOLUNTARILY SIGN MY NAME AS EVIDENCE OF MY ACCEPTANCE OF THE ABOVE PROVISIONS ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND/OR MY PARTICIPANT.
I agree that if any portion of this Waiver and Release of Liability is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. As parent or legal guardian of a participant under 18 years of age, I have read and voluntarily agreed that said minor may enter Hope Faith and participate, and I sign this Waiver and Release of Liability on their behalf and represent that I am a lawful parent or guardian of the participant. I have read this Waiver and Release of Liability, and am bound by it whether or not I have read it.