The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, causes Covid-19 disease and that disease has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. SARS-CoV-2 is extremely contagious and is primarily transmitted from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and their public health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, limited the cogregation of groups of people. Country Dance New York (CDNY) has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and prevent COVID-19. However, SOCIAL DISTANCING OF SIX FEET CANNOT BE MAINTAINED WHILE DANCING AND CDNY CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL NOT BECOME INFECTED WITH SARS-CoV-2 OR DEVELOP COVID-19 AS A RESULT. ATTENDING OR PARTICIPATING AT THIS DANCE COULD INCREASE YOUR RISK OF EXPOSURE TO SARS-CoV-2.
BY MY SIGNATURE BELOW, I ACKNOWLEDGE THE CONTAGIOUS NATURE OF SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 AND VOLUNTARILY ASSUME THE RISK THAT I MAY BE EXPOSED TO OR INFECTED BY SARS-CoV-2 WHICH MAY LEAD TO COVID-19 AND THAT SUCH EXPOSURE OR INFECTION MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY, ILLNESS, PERMANENT DISABILITY, AND/OR DEATH. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by SARS-CoV-2 at this dance may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including but not limited to CDNY, its Board of Directors, volunteers, program participants, and others.
BY MY SIGNATURE BELOW AND BY ENTERING THE DANCE LOCATION, CHECKING IN AT THE DOOR, PAYING THE REQUIRED FEE, AND ATTENDING THIS DANCE, I VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO ASSUME ALL OF THE FORGOING RISKS AND ACCEPT SOLE RESPONSIBILTY FOR ANY INJURY TO MYSELF (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PERSONAL INJURY, DISABILITY, AND/OR DEATH), ILLNESS, DAMAGE, LOSS, CLAIM, LIABILITY, OR EXPENSE, OF ANY KIND, THAT i MAY EXPERIENCE OR INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH MY ATTENDANCE AT OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS DANCE.
I FURTHER HEREBY RELEASE, DISCHARGE, HOLD HARMLESS, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE CDNY, ITS OFFICERS, MEMBERS, ORGANIZERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, VOLUNTEERS, AND REPRESENTATIVES, OF AND FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, INCLUDING ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, COSTS, OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO MY ATTENDANCE AT AND/OR PARTICIPATON IN THE DANCING ACTIVITIES SPONSORED BY CDNY. I understand and agree that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of CDNY, its officers, members, organizers, employees, agents, volunteers, and representatives, whether a SARS-CoV-2 infection occurs, before, during, or after participation in any CDNY dance or sponsored program or if I develop COVID-19 as a result of such infection.
BY MY SIGNATURE BELOW I FURTHER COVENANT AND AGREE that I will obey the rules established by CDNY intended to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infections, including all rules regarding vaccination of participants, mask wearing, hand washing and sanitizing, dancer spacing, and distancing rules while not dancing but remaining in the dance space.