COVID-19 ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY (fundraisers)

I acknowledge that I am registering to attend an event or meeting of The Junior League of Minneapolis, Inc. (“JLM”), or sponsored by the JLM.  I understand that the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization.  I also understand that COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to be spread by person-to-person contact; and, as a result, federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and, in many locations, prohibit the congregation of groups of people.  I further understand that the COVID-19 virus has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and still be highly contagious.  I recognize that the JLM is closely monitoring this situation and has put in place reasonable preventative measures aimed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, however, given the nature of the virus, I understand there is an inherent risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 by virtue of attending any event or meeting of the JLM.  I hereby acknowledge and assume the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 at the event or meeting I am registering to attend.

I agree that I am personally responsible for my safety and actions while at any event or meeting of the JLM, and while at the JLM office or using JLM facilities.  I agree to comply with all applicable policies and rules, including but not limited to all JLM policies, guidelines, signage, and instructions, along with those of any person hosting the event or meeting of the JLM, and those of any venue where an event or meeting of the JLM is being held.  With full awareness and appreciation of the risks involved, I, for myself and on behalf of my family, spouse, estate, heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, and personal representatives, hereby forever release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue the JLM, its officers, directors, agents, contractors, affiliates, employees, and/or members (collectively the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, directly or indirectly arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me related to COVID-19 whether caused by the negligence of the Released Parties, any third-party attending, hosting, or providing a location for an event or meeting of the JLM, and/or any third-party acting at the request or insistence of the JLM, or otherwise, and/or while participating in any activity while in, on, or around the JLM office and/or while using JLM facilities.

I understand that for the duration of the Peacetime Emergency declared by the Governor of Minnesota, every event or meeting of the JLM will offer a remote participation option.  I understand that if a remote participation option is not advertised on the registration page, I can contact the host or a member of the JLM Management Council Leadership Team to request that one be made available.  I further acknowledge and understand that JLM Flex Commitments and General Membership Meeting commitments have been waived for the duration of the Peacetime Emergency declared by the Governor of Minnesota, and my participation in events and meetings is voluntary. 

I confirm that I am not currently presenting with any of the following symptoms of COVID-19: fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, fatigue, congestion, loss or taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.  I confirm that if I develop any such symptoms between this registration and the event or meeting itself, I will not attend in person.

I understand that air travel may increase my risk of contracting and transmitting the COVID-19 virus.  I verify that: (1) I have not traveled outside the United States in the past 14 days; and (2) I have not traveled domestically within the United States by commercial airline, bus, or train within the past 14 days.  I confirm that if, as of the date of the event, I have either traveled internationally or domestically via commercial airline, bus, or train within the previous 14 days, I will not attend in person.


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