COVID Release and Liability Waiver

V1.1 - Last edited 1st March 2021

Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization.COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. 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. Our Giving Garden have put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, Our Giving Garden cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, participation in afternoon programs could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19.

READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING

I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to myself or my child(ren) (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I may experience or incur in connection with my participation at Our Giving Garden afternoon programs. On my behalf, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Our Giving Garden, 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 thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence Our Giving Garden, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation at Our Giving Garden afternoon programming.  

By signing this document, I agree that if I am exposed or infected by COVID-19 during my participation in this activity, then I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against the parties being released on the basis of any claim for negligence.    

I agree that to the best of their ability my child will follow all camp safety guidelines laid out by Our Giving Garden and will attempt to practice safe social distancing and clean hygiene at all times during their participation at Our Giving Garden programs. Failure to comply with provided safety guidelines will result in your child’s expulsion from the program.  

Waivers and Informed Consent: By signing this form, I, as parent/guardian, permit the Our Giving Garden to use pictures of my child(ren) as a program participant in promotional literature, videos, and the Our Giving Garden website. I understand my child(ren)’s name(s) will not be .
I, as parent/guardian of ______________________ (“Child”), hereby assume all risks and hazards incidental to the conduct of thpublishede activities at Our Giving Garden. My Child is fit for the program(s) in which I have enrolled him/her. I HERELY RELEASE AND SHALL DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS RELEASEES FROM EVERY CLAIM AND ANY LIABILITY THAT I OR MY CHILD MAY ALLEGE AGAINST RELEASEES (including reasonable legal fees and costs) AS A DIRECT OR INDIRECT RESULT OF INJURY OR DEATH TO ME OR MY CHILD BECAUSE OF MY CHILD’S PARTICIPATION IN ANY GIVING GARDEN PROGRAMS , WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERS TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. I PROMISE NOT TO SUE RELEASEES ON MY BEHALF OR ON BEHALF OF MY CHILD REGARDING ANY CLAIM ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO MY CHILD’S PARTICIPATION IN ANY UNC WELLNESS CENTERS PROGRAM(S). I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT, I AM RELEASING THE GIVING GARDENS INC, AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, MEMBERS, SPONSORS, PROMOTERS, AND AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY “RELEASEES”) FROM LIABILITY, AND THAT I AM GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL LEGAL RIGHTS. THIS SIGN UP AND RELEASE FORM IS A CONTRACT WITH LEGAL AND BINDING CONSEQUENCES AND IT APPLIES TO ALL ACTIVITIES IN WHICH MY CHILD ENGAGES DURING THE CAMP AT THE GIVING GARDEN, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH ACTIVITY IS A PART OF A FORMAL PROGRAM. I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING. I UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS RELEASE MEANS AND WHAT I AM AGREEING TO BY SIGNING.
I understand that no insurance coverage for participants in these activities is provided by the Our Giving Garden. By registering for this program, I understand and agree that if a portion of the program is unable to be completed due to unforeseen circumstances under responsibility of the Our Giving Garden, I will receive a prorated credit on my account for the uncompleted portion of the program. I also understand that no refunds or proration will be given for any other reason.