ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY RELATING TO CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19
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 wearing masks while indoors in public settings and when gathering indoors with unvaccinated people. All Souls Church, Unitarian (ASCU) adheres to CDC guidelines for safe indoor and outdoor activities: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life coping/participate-in-activities.htm
While ASCU has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, ASCU cannot guarantee that you or individuals utilizing the services or of ASCU or taking part in ASCU onsite or off-site events will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, use of the ASCU space may increase your risk of contracting COVID-19. By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by entering ASCU or participating in ASCU events, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at ASCU may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, ASCU employees, agents, volunteers and representatives. I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, thatI may experience or incur in connection with my participation in worship, event or any activity held by ASCU ("Claims"I hereby release and covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless ASCU, its employees, agents, volunteers and representatives, of and from Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, ornegligence of the ASCU, its employees, agents, volunteers and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in worship, events or any activity held at ASCU.