COVID EVENT WAIVER

 

COVID WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

 

Covid Protocol

 

In consideration of the risk of injury while participating in this event, and as consideration for the right to participate in the Activity, I hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, or personal representatives, knowingly and voluntarily enter into this waiver and release of liability and hereby waive any and all rights, claims or causes of action of any kind whatsoever arising out of my participation in the Activity, and do hereby release and forever discharge the Southern Conservation Trust Inc., located at 305 Beauregard Blvd., Fayetteville, Georgia 30214, their affiliates, managers, members, agents, attorneys, staff, volunteers, board, heirs, representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns, for any physical or psychological injury, including but not limited to illness, paralysis, death, damages, economical or emotional loss, that I may suffer as a direct result of my participation in the aforementioned Activity, including traveling to and from an event related to this Activity.

 

I am voluntarily participating in the aforementioned activity and I am participating in the activity entirely at my own risk. I am aware of the risks associated with traveling to and from as well as participating in this activity, which may include, but are not limited to, physical or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability (including paralysis), economic or emotional loss, and death. I understand that these injuries or outcomes may arise from my own or others’ negligence, conditions related to travel, or the condition of the activity location(s). Nonetheless, I assume all related risks, both known or unknown to me, of my participation in this activity, including travel to, from and during this activity.

 

I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Southern Conservation Trust, Inc. against any and all claims, suits or actions of any kind whatsoever for liability, damages, compensation or otherwise brought by me or anyone on my behalf, including attorney’s fees and any related costs, if litigation arises pursuant to any claims made by me or by anyone else acting on my behalf. It the Southern Conservation Trust, Inc. incurs any of these types of expenses, I agree to reimburse the Southern Conservation Trust, Inc. I acknowledge that this activity may involve a test of a person’s physical and mental limits and may carry with it the potential for death, serious injury, and property loss. The risks may include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, lack of hydration, condition of participants, equipment, vehicular traffic and actions of others, including but not limited to, participants, volunteers, spectators, staff, board, event officials and event monitors, and/or producers of the event.

 

I acknowledge that I have carefully read this “Waiver and Release” and fully understand that it is a release of liability. I expressly agree to release and discharge the Southern Conservation Trust, Inc. and all of its agents, attorneys, staff, board, volunteers, affiliates, managers, members, heirs, representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns, from any and all claims or causes of action and I agree to voluntarily give up or waive any right that I otherwise have to bring legal action against the Southern Conservation Trust, Inc. for personal injury or property damage. To the extent that statute or case law does not prohibit releases for negligence, this release is also for negligence on the part of the Southern Conservation Trust, Inc., its agents, board, and employees. In the event that I should require medical care or treatment, I agree to be financially responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such treatment. I am aware and understand that I should carry my own health insurance. In the event that any damage to equipment or facilities occurs as a result of my or my family’s willful actions, neglect or recklessness, I acknowledge and agree to be held liable for any and all costs associated with any actions of neglect or recklessness.

 

This agreement was entered into at arm’s-length, without duress or coercion, and is to be interpreted as an agreement between two parties of equal bargaining strength. Both I and the Southern Conservation Trust, Inc. agree that this agreement is clear and unambiguous as to its terms, and that no other evidence will be used or admitted to alter or explain the terms of this agreement, but that it will be interpreted based on the language in accordance with the purposes for which it is entered into. In the event that any provision contained within this Release of Liability shall be deemed to be severable or invalid, or if any term, condition, phrase or portion of this agreement shall be determined to be unlawful or otherwise unenforceable, the remainder of this agreement shall remain in full force and effect, so long as the clause served does not affect the intent of the parties. If a court should find that any provision of this agreement to be invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting said provision it would become valid and enforceable, then said provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.

 

Due to current circumstances I also agree to the following policy and protocols related to COVID-19: Southern Conservation Trust Policies & Protocols for Participants: COVID-19 In response to the extensive news coverage about COVID-19, we have implemented new protocols and policies in an effort to ease concerns and promote a healthy program environment. The safety of our staff, park visitors, donors, volunteers and participants is our highest priority. The Southern Conservation Trust is closely monitoring the situation and the response from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and federal agencies, and the cities and counties in which we work. As an organization operating eight public nature areas that impact 40,000+ visitors a year, as well as conservation and education programs, the Southern Conservation Trust has strong policies and risk management practices in place. We’re hopeful that the COVID-19 risk will remain low, but this is a great reminder of the importance of good hygiene and illness prevention practices.

 

Here are the additional steps that you must practice as a participant:

  • Participants are asked in advance not to attend parks if they are experiencing illness symptoms.
  • Signage is up at all parks reinforcing the Center for Disease Controls’s hygiene and social distancing guidelines. Please abide by the signage and set proper examples to other park visitors.
  • These behavioral protocols will be followed: Handwashing and hand sanitizing; not sharing water bottles; covering sneezes and coughs; not touching eyes, mouth or nose; wear a mask