Taunton High School
ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND WAIVER
OF LIABILITY RELATING TO COVID-19
I understand and acknowledge that the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization and is extremely contagious. 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.
The Taunton High School Athletic Department has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and has worked with the City of Taunton Board of Health to create policies and procedures to limit the likelihood of spread during our programing. However, Taunton High School Athletic Department cannot guarantee that I/my child(ren)/guests will not become infected with COVID-19.
By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I/my child(ren)/guests may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at any point, including while participating in any Taunton High Athletic programs, 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 during Taunton High Athletic programs, may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others. I voluntarily agree that my child will abide by all mask wearing and social distancing guidelines, as well as all other protocols THS institutes around COVID-19.
I understand and agree that I/my child(ren)/guests will not participate or utilize the facilities, services and programs at Taunton High Athletic Department if I/my child(ren)/guests (i) experience symptoms of COVID-19, including, without limitation, fever, cough, shortness of breath, (ii) has a suspected or diagnosed/confirmed case of COVID-19, or (iii) have been exposed to any person who has a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.
I understand and assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to myself (including but not limited to personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damages, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I/my child(ren)/guests may experience or incur in connection with my access/use of facilities at Taunton High School Athletic Department. On my behalf, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the City of Taunton, the Taunton Public Schools, the Taunton High School Athletic Department, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to access/use of such facilities. I understand and agree that this release includes claims based on actions, omissions, or negligence of the Taunton High Athletic Department, its employees, agents and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after my access/use of Taunton High Athletic Department facilities.