Release of Liability – Golf Association of Michigan
The 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.
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.
By signing 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 by not limited to GAM staff, golf course facility employees, volunteers, general public and other tournament participants.
I voluntarily agree to assume all of 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 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 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.
For a team event, I acknowledge the terms of this agreement/waiver on behalf of my entire team.
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