COVID Assumption of Risk & Waiver Letter
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As you are certainly aware, COVID-19 is an extremely contagious communicable illness that is spread through person-to-person interactions. Not all individuals infected with COVID-19 display any symptoms, but such individuals may nonetheless be contagious and spread the infection. State and local authorities are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and on Nantucket, and have introduced mandatory quarantines, social distancing and other safety measures to prevent the spread of the disease. Please also note that the Club’s plans will also be subject to change based on evolving guidance and changes in federal, state and/or local mandates or guidance.
Although NBGC will comply with all applicable safety requirements, so long as COVID-19 continues to spread by community transmission and until there is an effective vaccine, there will be a risk that members could become infected with COVID-19 despite those efforts.
That risk extends to the families of members as well.
By electing to send your child to the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club this school year, you acknowledge and agree that the safety policies and procedures outlined above are reasonable under the circumstances, and that there is nonetheless a risk that your child could contract COVID-19 and/or become a symptomatic and/or asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19 despite the above safety policies and procedures.
By signing below, you knowingly and voluntarily assume that risk, as well as the risk that such infection could spread to other members of your child’s household or family.
By signing below, you hereby agree, on your own behalf and on that of your child, and of your heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, and/or assigns (“Releasors”), to forever release, acquit, discharge, and covenant to hold harmless Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, its trustees, employees, volunteers, representatives, and agents (“Releasees”) from any and all claims, suits, liabilities, and actions, including, but not limited to, any negligence of Releasees, which Releasors may have, now or in the future, which relate in any way to your child contracting COVID-19, or any symptoms or complications arising from COVID-19, as a result of attending any NBGC programs.
Finally, in these uncertain times, you understand and agree that the duties and obligations of the Club may be modified or suspended immediately and without notice because of causes beyond the Club’s control, such as threats to the health and safety of members and staff, including the Covid-19 pandemic or actions by Government officials or health officials regarding the pandemic. If such an event occurs, you acknowledge and agree that the Club is not obligated to provide any refunds of payments made to the Club.
Jamie Foster, Executive Director