Covid-19 Disclosure and Release Activity Participation

The following information is what parents and students sign when they sign up for a sport on FamilyID.

 

COVID-19 NOTICE FROM TAHOMA SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

The novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has been classified by the World Health Organization as a global pandemic and has spread across the state of Washington.  COVID-19 is a new disease and the state of scientific and medical knowledge regarding COVID-19 is limited and evolving.  There remain unknowns regarding how the disease is spread and contracted and there is currently no known treatment, cure, or vaccine for COVID-19.  COVID-19 is reported to be highly contagious and spread easily from person to person.  COVID-19 may result in serious illness, debilitating injury, or death.  Older adults and people of any age, including children, who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness or death from COVID-19.

 

The District has put in place measures in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  However, notwithstanding any such efforts, it is simply not possible to guarantee that COVID-19 is not present nor to prevent you or your child from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19.  By entering District premises, attending school in-person, attending or participating in District activities in-person, and/or attending or participating in Athletics, you and your child are exposed to the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.  By participating in certain activities associated with greater rates of disease transmission, you and your child are exposed to a high risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.  Activities that may pose a high risk for COVID-19 include (but are not limited to): group transportation, singing, choir, exercise, athletics, any activity where people are closer than 6 feet apart, any large gathering of people indoors, and this Activity.

 

ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER OF LIABILTY, HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

 

Assumption of Risk for COVID-19: I understand that my child’s participation in this Activity is voluntary and is not required.   By signing below, I acknowledge that I have carefully read the above; understand the risks of COVID-19 associated with entering District premises or facilities, attending school in-person, participating in District activities in-person, and/or participating in this Activity.  I voluntarily assume such risks, including the risk of serious illness, debilitating injury, or death to my child and myself.  By signing below, I further acknowledge that I understand that the risk of exposure to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 may result from the acts, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including but not limited to the District employees, agents, representatives, volunteers; other students, program participants, and their families; and/or other individuals who may be present in school facilities or in attendance at any school activity.  I knowingly assume such risks, including the risk of serious illness, debilitating injury, or death to my child and myself.

 

Waiver of Liability/Hold Harmless: By signing below, and inconsideration for providing my child the opportunity to participate in the Activity, I voluntarily agree to waive and discharge any and all claims against the District related to or arising out of COVID-19, and voluntarily release the District from liability for any exposure to or illness or injury from COVID-19, including claims for negligent actions of the District or its employees, agents, representatives, and volunteers related to or arising out of COVID-19, on behalf of myself and my child to the fullest extent allowed by law.  By signing below, and inconsideration for providing my child the opportunity to participate in the Activity, I agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless the District and its employees, agents, volunteers, and representatives from all liability, claims, causes of action, or demands, including attorney fees, fines, fees, or other costs (e.g. medical costs) arising out of any exposure to or illness or injury from COVID-19.