The novel coronavirus, COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. I understand that while BNI has taken the appropriate steps to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 being transmitted at BNI Chapter Meetings, BNI cannot guarantee or prevent anyone from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 as a result of attending a BNI Chapter Meeting in person. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. I further understand that COVID-19 transmission conditions can change and that the virus is developing new strains. I understand if I choose to attend a BNI Chapter Meeting, I may be exposing myself to and/or increasing my risk of contracting and/or spreading COVID-19. Accordingly, I acknowledge that it’s my personal and voluntary decision to attend my chapter meeting in person rather than to attend the BNI meeting virtually via BNI Online.