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 have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people. Chattanooga Ballet, Inc. (“the Ballet”) has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the Ballet cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending the Ballet’s classes, rehearsals, or other meetings, could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.
By checking/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 the Ballet 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 Ballet may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Ballet employees, volunteers, and other Ballet 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 Ballet or participation in Ballet programming (“Claims”).
On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the Ballet, 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 or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the Ballet, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any Ballet classes, rehearsals, programs, performances, or other meetings.
I understand that there are risks of physical injury associated with, arising out of, and inherent to the activity of dance. In recognition of this acknowledged risk of injury, I knowingly and voluntarily waive all right and/or causes of action of any kind, including any and all claims of negligence arising as a result of such activity from which liability could accrue to Chattanooga Ballet, Inc., its officers, agents, employees, instructors, subsidiaries, parent corporations, and all affiliated entities (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Chattanooga Ballet").
I hereby agree to release Chattanooga Ballet, and hold Chattanooga Ballet harmless of any and all liability. I hereby acknowledge that I knowingly and voluntarily assume full responsibility for all risks of physical injury arising out of active participation in dance on behalf of the participant.
I am aware that this is a release of liability, and an acknowledgement of my voluntary and knowing assumption of the risk of injury. I have signed this document voluntarily and of my own free will in exchange for the privilege of participation.
If I am a minor, my parent and/or legal guardian has signed this document releasing Chattanooga Ballet from any and all such liability described above, and has acknowledged that I am knowingly and voluntarily assuming all risks of injury inherent to this activity.
I hereby grant and authorize Chattanooga Ballet, and individuals as appointed under the direction of the Chattanooga Ballet, the right to take, edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, distribute, and make use of any and all pictures or video taken of me to be used in and/or for legally promotional materials including, but not limited to, newsletters, flyers, posters, brochures, advertisements, fundraising letters, annual reports, press kits, and submissions to journalists, websites, social networking sites, and other print and digital communications, without payment or any other consideration. This authorization extends to all languages, media, formats, and markets now known or hereafter devised. This authorization shall continue indefinitely, unless I otherwise revoke said authorization in writing.
I understand and agree that these materials shall become the property of Chattanooga Ballet and will not be returned.
I hereby hold harmless, and release Chattanooga Ballet from all liability, petitions, and causes of action which I, my heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons may make while acting on my behalf or on behalf of my estate.
If the person signing is under the age of consent (18 years old as of date of signed release), then this release must be signed by a parent or guardian.