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.
Rancho Compasion has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, Rancho Compasion cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Attending Rancho Compasion events and functions could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19.
By signing this agreement, I 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 Rancho Compasion events and functions, 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 while at Rancho Compasion may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Rancho Compasion, its Board of Directors, employees, independent contractors, agents, volunteers, representatives 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 myself, and to family (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 presence at Rancho Compasion events and functions. I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Rancho Compasion, its Board of Directors, employees, independent contractors, agents, volunteers, 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 Rancho Compasion, its Board of Directors, employees, independent contractors, agents, volunteers, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any Rancho Compasion event or function.
I hereby release Rancho Compasion, any person(s) acting on its behalf, and the owner of the premises of any liability or responsibility for COVID-19. I understand this is a calculated risk and that Rancho Compasion, its Board of Directors, employees, independent contractors, agents, and representatives are not responsible if anyone contracts an illness.