ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK RELATING TO 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 through respiratory droplets when an infected individual coughs, sneezes or speaks. As a result, government agencies at all levels and federal, state and local health agencies recommend social distancing and have placed limits on the congregation of groups of individuals.
St. Catherine of Siena Parish has put preventative measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the parish cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending activities on the campus of St. Catherine of Siena Parish could increase your risk and that of your children for contracting COVID-19.
While St. Catherine of Siena Parish will make all reasonable efforts to lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure and spread at the parish, the parish is unable to provide any guarantee that children or their families will not be exposed to or infected by COVID-19.
By agreeing to have your child(ren) serve at Mass, you acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that you, your child(ren) and or other family members may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19. It is expected that children and other family members will follow the preventative measures and guidelines implemented by St. Catherine of Siena Parish including not coming to the parish premises if demonstrating any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.