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. Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas, “GSGST” has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, GSGST cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending activities at a GSGST facility could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.
By signing this Agreement, you hereby agree to abide by GSGST Facility Safety Protocols. You also acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that yourself and your child(ren) may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending activities at a GSGST facility and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. You understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by an infectious disease including COVID-19 at GSGST may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of yourself and others, including, but not limited to, GSGST employees, vendors and other GSGST members or families participating at the site in Girl Scout activities. You also understand that if this is an overnight or camping activity, this may result in an increased exposure to others outside your household.
You voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to your child(ren) or yourself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that you or your child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with your child(ren)’s attendance at GSGST‘s facilities or participation in Girl Scout activities (“Claims”).
By signing below you agree on your own behalf, and on behalf of your children, to hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless GSGST, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from all Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. You understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on or arising in connection with the actions, omissions, or negligence (whether sole, concurrent, active or passive) of GSGST, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any GSGST activity, including those at GSGST locations.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between GSGST and the undersigned regarding the subjects covered herein. There exist no further oral or written representations, promises, assurances or statements of any kind affecting this Agreement except those which are expressly set forth in this document or referenced herein.
If GSGST is required to resort to legal action to enforce this Agreement, you will be responsible for all attorneys’ fees and costs related to such enforcement. This Agreement may be signed and delivered by electronic means, which shall have the same force and effect as an original signature.