CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19: ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY – TML Small Cities’ Problem-Solving Clinic
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, state, and local health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people.
The Texas Municipal League (TML) or TML affiliate organization (affiliate) has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. HOWEVER, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL NOT BECOME INFECTED WITH COVID-19. FURTHER, ATTENDING THIS EVENT COULD INCREASE YOUR RISK OF CONTRACTING COVID-19.
BY REGISTERING FOR THIS EVENT OR AUTHORIZING REGISTRATION BY MY AGENT, I (THE DELEGATE) ACKNOWLEDGE THE CONTAGIOUS NATURE OF COVID-19 AND VOLUNTARILY ASSUME THE RISK THAT I MAY BE EXPOSED TO OR INFECTED BY COVID-19 BY ATTENDING THE EVENT 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 event may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, TML or affiliate employees, volunteers, program participants, and others.
I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I may experience or incur in connection with my attendance at the event or participation in related activities.
I HEREBY RELEASE, COVENANT NOT TO SUE, DISCHARGE, AND HOLD HARMLESS TML OR AFFILIATE, 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 TML or affiliate, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any TML [or affiliate] program.