COVID Release and Authorization
This Release and Waiver of Liability (the “Release”) executed on this day of submission of this form by (the “Participant”) in favor of Rocky Mountain College, a nonprofit institution, and its Camps/Conferences Program, their leadership, staff, and Participants (collectively, “Program”).
The Participant desires to allow the named camper to participate in and attend events and activities related to being a participant in-person. The Participant understands that the Camps/Conferences may put the named camper at risk of contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Participant also acknowledges that any decision of Participant to allow the named camper to return to campus or other in-person portions of the Camps/Conferences are entirely the choice of Participant.
The Participant hereby freely, voluntarily, and without duress executes this Release/Waiver of Liability and Statement of Assumption of Risk under the following terms:
RELEASE AND WAIVER
The Participant does hereby release and forever discharge and hold harmless the Program and its successors and assigns from any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, which arise or may hereafter arise from the named camper’s Camps/Conferences with the Program with regard to the risk of infection from COVID-19, including the potential to infect others not associated with the Program.
The Participant understands that this Release discharges the Program from any liability or claim that the named camper may have against the Program with respect to any symptoms and/or positive identification of COVID-19 that may result from the named camper’s Camps/Conferences with the Program, whether caused by the acts of the Program or its employees, guests, Participants, or otherwise. The Participant also understands that the Program does not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide financial assistance or other assistance, including but not limited to, medical, health, or disability insurance in the event of illness.
The Participant does hereby release and forever discharge the Program from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first aid, treatment, or service rendered in connection with the named camper’s Camps/Conferences with the Program.
ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK
The Participant understands that the Camps/Conferences includes activities that may result in COVID-19 infection or harm to the named camper, including, but not limited to, close contact with other individuals, lack of social distancing recommendations, and lack of others personal hygiene and cleanliness. Participant assumes such risk of the Camps/Conferences in full consideration of the same. Participant further represents and warrants the named camper will abide by all social distancing, hygienic, or other recommended measures of the Program, Federal, State, and local governments so as to contribute and lead by example to establish the safest possible learning environment for the Program. If at any time, Participant believes the Program is not taking appropriate measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Participant will immediately inform the Dean of Participants, and the named camper will not attend in-person Camps/Conferences unless he/she is willing to assume any associated risk with regard to the same.
The Participant hereby expressly and specifically assumes the risk of illness or harm in the Camps/Conferences and releases the Program from all liability of illness, death, or impact on health resulting from the Camps/Conferences.
The Participant understands that, except as otherwise agreed to by the Program in writing, the Program does not carry or maintain health, medical, or disability insurance coverage for any named camper(s). Each named camper is expected to obtain his or her own medical or health insurance coverage.
I HAVE CAREFULLY REVIEWED THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY, THAT I AM WAIVING MY RIGHT TO BRING A LEGAL ACTION AGAINST ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE AND ITS CAMPS/CONFERENCES PROGRAM FORWARD, AND THAT THIS IS A CONTRACT BETWEEN MYSELF AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE AND ITS CAMPS/CONFERENCES PROGRAM FORWARD WHICH I AM SIGNING VOLUNTARILY. I FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE I HAVE CAREFULLY CONSIDERED THE RISK IN RETURNING TO IN-PERSON CAMPS/CONFERENCES AND ASSUME SUCH RISK OF MY OWN VOLITION, HAVING BEEN PROVIDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO DENY THE SAME.