ASSUMPTION OF 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 through 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.
Broadwater Hot Springs (BHS) has put in place preventative measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, BHS cannot guarantee that you or your children will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending BHS 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 BHS and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability and even death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at BHS may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, BHS employees, and other guests and their families.
I agree that if I, or any member of my family, have any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 including: fever (100.4° F [38.0° C] or greater (using an oral thermometer), shortness of breath, cough, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell for at least 24 hours, we will stay at home until free from symptoms without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants) or have been cleared by a medical practitioner.
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 BHS or participation in BHS programming (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on the behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless BHS, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of our relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of BHS, its employees, agents, and representative, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any BHS activity.