COVID-19 ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RELEASE AND WAIVER
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-toperson 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 any groups of people other than in your own household. YMCA of San Diego County (“YMCA”) has put in place preventative measures suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Federal, State, and Local Government to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, YMCA cannot guarantee that you or your child will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending YMCA facilities, programs or childcare could increase your family’s risk, your risk, and your child’s risk of contracting COVID-19. By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child and I along with my family may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending YMCA facilities, programs or childcare 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 a YMCA facility, program or childcare may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, YMCA employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families. I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child 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 or my family may experience or incur in connection with my child’s attendance at YMCA or participation in YMCA programming (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my family and children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless YMCA, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from any and all Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, suits, 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 YMCA, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any YMCA program. I intend this document to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the laws of the State of California; if any portion hereof is held invalid, I agree the balance shall continue in full force and effect.