Covid-19 Release of Liability
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2022 COVID-19 Agreement, Waiver and Release of Liability – Golf Association of Michigan

The Golf Association of Michigan has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the GAM cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending GAM events and activities could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19. The GAM’s COVID-19 policy for participation in GAM events adapts to align with CDC guidelines for individuals regarding COVID exposure, positive tests and quarantine.

• I understand that the GAM COVID policy adapts to align with updating CDC recommendations for individuals exposed to or positive for COVID. These polices could change throughout the season.
• I attest that if I am COVID-positive or develop symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath before or during the GAM event in which I plan to participate, I agree that I will withdraw as far in advance as possible. Additionally, if I am not up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations, I attest that I will not compete if I have a known COVID-19 exposure within five days of the tournament.
• Currently (Feb. 16, 2022), individuals up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations need only quarantine when they are experiencing symptoms.
• Individuals not up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations should WD from competition when they are experiencing symptoms, test positive for COVID-19, or have a known COVID-19 exposure in the five days preceding the competition.
• As the CDC updates recommendations, so will the GAM.

By accepting this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending a GAM event and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, or death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at a GAM event may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including but not limited to GAM staff, golf course facility employees, volunteers, general public and other tournament participants.

I voluntarily agree to assume all the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury myself (including, but not limited to personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death), damage, loss, claim, liability or expense of any kind that I may experience or incur in connection with my attendance at the GAM event or participation in a GAM activity (“Claims”). On my behalf, I hereby release, indemnify, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the GAM, its employees, agents, and representatives of 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 actions, omissions, or negligence of the GAM, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during or after participation in any GAM activity.