understand that the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, and that COVID-19 is reported to be extremely contagious. The state of medical knowledge is evolving, but COVID-19 is believed to spread from person-to-person contact and/or by contact with contaminated surfaces and objects, and in the air. People reportedly can be infected with COVID-19 and show no symptoms and therefore spread the disease. As of today, the exact methods of spread and contraction are unknown, and there is no known cure for COVID-19. I understand that during the COVID-19 pandemic, federal, local and state governments have been and will continue to issue COVID-19-related orders concerning reopening, social distancing and quarantine. I will cooperate with such orders, and any COVID-19 related rules set forth by Girls Write Now (GWN) in connection with the GWN Program. I agree to inform GWN immediately if I contract COVID-19, and will cooperate with GWN regarding my participation in the GWN Program in light of this information. I also understand that GWN cannot prevent me from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while participating in the GWN Program. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of COVID-19. Therefore, I understand that I may be exposing myself to and/or increasing my risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19 by having in-person pair sessions.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I hereby give permission to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 while participating in the GWN Program. The GWN Program provides services that are of such value that I accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 in order to have in-person pair sessions.
WAIVER OF LAWSUIT/LIABILITY: I hereby forever release and waive my right to bring suit against GWN and its officers, directors, employees, agents, volunteers (including mentors) or other representative in connection with exposure, infection and/or spread of COVID-19 in connection with my participation in the GWN Program. I understand that this waiver means I give up my right to bring any and all claims including but not limited to personal injuries, bodily injury, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence and give up any and all claim I may have to seek damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS RELEASE, AND FREELY AND KNOWINGLY ASSUME THE RISK AND WAIVE MY RIGHTS CONCERNING LIABILITY AS DESCRIBED ABOVE. I HAVE LEGAL RIGHT TO CONSENT TO AND, BY SIGNING BELOW, I HEREBY CONSENT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS RELEASE.