A Commitment to Protect Our Dance Community
DANCE FREMONT CLIENT CONTRACT
Dance Fremont is grateful for its staff and clients and wants to do its part to protect this important community. We are committed to continuing to monitor federal, state, and local guidance to adapt our plans and procedures.
Current guidance recommends asking participants to (a) monitor their risk for being infected with COVID-19 and (b) take precautions to prevent transmission of COVID-19. In order to protect our community, in the first section of this contract we are asking you to review and sign this contract indicating that you will follow this guidance. We trust that you care about the staff, fellow dancers, and our community as much as we do and so we are really counting on everyone to adhere to these practices.
Please also know that we at Dance Fremont are committed to following business guidance and procedures to protect our staff, you, and your families as well. We realize that we are still learning about COVID-19 and that there are risks to a small organization opening back up. As such, we are also asking participants to sign a release of liability and assumption of risk related to COVID-19 to help us protect our organization.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we navigate this new phase. We are part of Dance Fremont because we believe in building a supportive dance community, and we are grateful to have you part of this community.
Personal Commitment to Self-Monitoring and Prevention
I attest that:
I will not enter the premises of Dance Fremont or participate in activities organized by Dance Fremont (e.g., class, performance) if I am:
Experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (such as cough, shortness of breath, fever, loss of taste or smell) in the last 48 hours;
Am a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19; or
Am not vaccinated and have had close contact (i.e., within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) with a confirmed or suspected case in the last 14 days.
Other family members will follow the same guidance as #1.
Will notify Dance Fremont within 2 hours in the event that the dancer, or any other member of their household, tests positive for COVID-19
I/the dance participant (regardless of vaccination status) agrees to follow local guidance on physical distancing for indoor sport activity which, as of May 2021, recommends 6 feet distance.
I/the dance participant (regardless of vaccination status) agrees to practice good hygiene including washing hands frequently and covering coughs and sneezes.
As of July 26, 2021, I/the dance participant agrees to wear a mask at all times on the premises of Dance Fremont or while participating in activities organized by Dance Fremont (e.g., class, performance). In the future, I/the dance participant will be notified if I/the dance participant is once again permitted to participate without a mask if they have provided a state-approved method for proof of full vaccination including any of the following:*
CDC COVID-19 Vaccination record card
WA State Certification of COVID-19 Vaccination (such as MyIR printout)
WA State Immunization Information System printout
Lifetime immunization record booklet
Verified electronic medical record printout from a medical provider
I/the dance participant agrees to follow Seattle King County COVID-19 Guidance and Restrictions regarding how to safely participate in activities (e.g., social gatherings)
I/the dance participant will follow state guidance regarding travel (domestic and international) which as of May 2021 includes:
For vaccinated individuals – wearing masks in certain settings and self-monitoring for symptoms.
For unvaccinated individuals – wearing masks in certain settings, self-monitoring for symptoms, and quarantining and/or testing after certain types of travel. (Note: International travel requirements vary by location. Please visit CDC and US embassy to gather information requirements.)
*Note: This policy is consistent with Public Health Seattle King County’s Indoor Mask Directive that allows businesses that meet certain conditions to allow guests over 5 years of age with proof of vaccination to not wear masks. More information also available in the Local Health Officer Indoor Mask Directive statement.
Release of Liability and Assumption of the Risk – COVID-19
I am aware of the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and the risk that I or my family member(s) may be exposed to or contract COVID-19 while on the premises of and/or participating in activities organized by Dance Fremont. I understand and acknowledge that being on the premises of and/or participating in activities organized by Dance Fremont may increase my or my family member(s)’ risk of being exposed to or contracting COVID-19 and that Dance Fremont cannot prevent me or my family member(s) from being exposed to or contracting COVID-19.
I agree that I am personally responsible for the safety of myself and my family member(s)’ while on the premises of and/or participating in activities organized by Dance Fremont. I agree that I and my family member(s) will comply with all Dance Fremont policies and rules, including but not limited to, all policies, guidelines, instructions, and posted signage. My family member(s) will not enter the premises of Dance Fremont or participate in activities organized by Dance Fremont if either I, the dancer, or any other member of our household are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (such as cough, shortness of breath, fever, loss of taste or smell), have a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, or have come in contact in the last 14 days with a person who has been confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19. I further agree to provide notice to Dance Fremont within 2 hours in the event I, my child(ren), or any other member of our household tests positive for COVID-19.
By filling out the form below, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I or my family member(s) may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 while on the premises and/or participating in activities organized by Dance Fremont classes 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 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself, my family member(s), and others, including, but not limited to, Dance Fremont employees, volunteers, and others on the premises of and/or participating in activities organized by Dance Fremont. I, on behalf of myself and my family member(s), voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, arising from or related to me or my family member(s) being exposed to or infected by COVID-19 while on the premises of and/or participating in activities organized by Dance Fremont (“Claims”).
On behalf of myself and my family, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Dance Fremont and their officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, insurers, affiliates, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”) of and from the Claims, now known or hereinafter known, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Dance Fremont and their employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after being on the premises and/or participating in activities organized by Dance Fremont. I promise, on behalf of myself and my family members, not to make or bring any Claims against Dance Fremont or any other Releasee and forever release and discharge Dance Fremont and all other Releasees from liability under such Claims.
This waiver of liability and assumption of the risk agreement constitutes the sole and entire agreement of Dance Fremont and me with respect to the subject matter contained herein and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter. If any term or provision of this agreement is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction. This agreement is binding on and shall inure to the benefit of Dance Fremont and me and our respective successors and assigns. All matters arising out of or related to this waiver of liability and assumption of the risk agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, without giving effect to any choice of law provisions.
BY FILLING OUT THE FORM BELOW, I AGREE THAT I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK, AND FREELY AND KNOWINGLY ASSUME THE RISK AND WAIVE THE RIGHTS CONCERNING LIABILITY AS DESCRIBED IN THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK.
I am the parent or legal guardian of the minor child whom I am registering for class. I have the legal right to consent to and, by signing below, I hereby do consent to the terms and conditions of this Release of Liability and Assumption of the Risk.