Covid-19 Release of Liability
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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.

  • I attest that I am not experiencing any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath today. If I develop these symptoms before or during the GAM event in which I plan to participate, I agree that I will withdraw as far in advance as possible.
  • I am aware that I must follow safety and hygiene protocols at the event that have been implemented by the GAM, which have been provided to me in advance for my review.
  • I attest that:
  • I have not traveled outside of the US or Canada within 14 days of participating.
  • I do not believe that I have been exposed to a person or suspected case of COVID-19.
  • I have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 and not yet cleared as noncontagious by state or local public health authorities.
  • If I was previously diagnosed with COVID-19, I meet CDC guidelines to discontinue self-isolation or have been cleared by a health provider.
  • I am following recommended guidelines as much as possible – practicing social distancing by avoiding group gatherings, trying to maintain separation of six feet from others, and otherwise limiting my exposure to coronavirus.

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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