LEADERSHIP HOWARD COUNTY, INC. Assumption of Risk, Release, and Waiver of Liability Agreement - COVID-19
In consideration of my participation in Leadership Howard County, Inc. (“LHC”) programs, related events, and/or activities (the “Programs”), I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree to the following:
I understand that COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, has been declared a worldwide pandemic, is highly contagious and can cause serious illness, including death. In monitoring the impact of COVID-19, I understand that LHC has undertaken reasonable steps to follow federal, state and local guidelines in order to lessen the risk of transmission of COVID-19, but the risk of serious illness and death does exist and LHC cannot guarantee, warrant, or represent that I will not contract COVID-19 as a result of participation in the Programs. I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and I hereby voluntarily and knowingly agree to assume all risk of loss, personal injury, sickness, death, damage, and expense arising from such inherent risks.
I hereby agree, on behalf of myself, my heirs, assigns, personal representatives, executors, and insurers (collectively, “Releasor Affiliates”), to release, acquit, indemnify, hold harmless, and forever discharge LHC and its respective officers, directors, members, employees, contractors, affiliates, representatives, and agents (collectively, “Releasees”) from any and all claims, demands, damages, losses, liability, causes of action, litigation, or demands, including but not limited to those for personal injury, sickness, or death, as well as property damages and expenses, of any nature whatsoever arising out of, or in any way connected to or related to any illness, injury, disability, damages or death I may suffer or sustain in connection with my participation in the Programs, whether arising from the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise.
I understand that this agreement is intended to be broad and inclusive as is permitted by applicable laws, and that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. This agreement contains the entire understanding of the parties relating to the subject matter, and shall not be altered, modified, amended, waived or supplemented in any manner whatsoever except by a written agreement signed by both parties or their duly authorized representatives.