Spring Hills Baptist Church
Liability Waiver for COVID-19
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is reported to be extremely contagious. The state of medical knowledge is evolving, but the virus is believed to spread from person-to-person contact and/or by contact with contaminated surfaces and objects, and even possibly in the air. People reportedly can be infected and show no symptoms and thereby unwittingly spread the disease. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness and even death.
Spring Hills Baptist Church (SHBC) cannot prevent you from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while participating in SHBC’s activities on and/or off the premises. It is not possible to prevent the presence of the disease-causing virus. Therefore, if you choose to participate in SHBC’s activities on and/or off SHBC’s premises you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.
Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19
ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I have read and understood the above warning concerning COVID-19. I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 for myself in order to participate in SHBC’s activities on and/or off SHBC’s premises. These services are of such value to me that I accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 in order to participate in SHBC’s activities on and/or premises in person.
WAIVER OF LAWSUIT/LIABILITY: I hereby forever release and waive my right to bring suit against SHBC and its officers, directors, managers, officials, trustees, agents, employees, or other representatives in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to utilizing SHBC’s services and premises.
I understand that this waiver means I give up my right to bring any claims including for personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence and give up any claim I may have to seek damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen, or unforeseen.
CHOICE OF LAW: I understand and agree that the law of the State of Ohio will apply to this contract.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS RELEASE AND FREELY AND KNOWINGLY ASSUME THE RISK AND WAIVE MY RIGHTS CONCERNING LIABILITY AS DESCRIBED ABOVE: