The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by applicable health authorities. 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 have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people.
Tuscaloosa Home Educators (“THE”), which is the sponsor of “Hoe Down 2021” that is set to take place at Taylorville Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on November 13, 2021 (“Hoe Down”) has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, THE cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending the Hoe Down could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.
By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending or participating in the Hoe Down 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 the Hoe Down may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, THE, its board members, volunteers, organizers, and Hoe Down participants and their families.
I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s attendance at the Hoe Down (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless THE, its board members, volunteers, organizers, and any of their representatives, as well as any attendee of the Hoe Down or their families, of and from the 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, or negligence of THE, its board members, volunteers, organizers, and any of their representatives, as well as any attendee of the Hoe Down or their families, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in the Hoe Down