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Release & Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is reported to be extremely contagious. The state of medical knowledge continues to evolve, but the virus is believed to spread through airborne particles, person-to-person contact, and contact with contaminated surfaces and objects. People can be infected and show no symptoms and therefore spread the disease. To date, there is no known treatment, cure, or vaccine for COVID-19. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life threatening illness and even death.

The South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce cannot prevent you from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while attending any of its events. It is not possible to prevent the presence of the disease at events open to the public. Therefore, if you choose to attend events sponsored, organized, or presented by the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce, you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

 

Assumption of Risk

Upon registration or entry to event, you will be asked if you have read and understood the above warning concerning COVID-19. You understand the risks associated with being in a public space and contagious viruses may be present. You hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 in order to attend the South Bend Chamber of Commerce’s event(s).

 

Waiver of Lawsuit/Liability

I hereby forever release and waive my right to assert a claim or bring suit against the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce, including its officers, directors, managers, officials, trustees, agents, employees, or other representatives, in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to attending a South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce event(s). I understand that this release and waiver means I give up my right to bring any claims including for personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence, including the sole negligence of the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce, and give up any claim I may have to seek damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen.

 

Choice of Law

I understand and agree that the law of the State of Indiana will apply to this release and waiver.

 

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