Covid 19 Waiver
Moments of Hope Church (“MOHC”) Liability Waiver
During this season in the life of our church and the COVID-19 pandemic, MOHC is holding worship services and other church-related events at various locations, including but not limited to Carmel Presbyterian Church (“CPC”), Hope Farm (“HF”), and The River Place (TRP). Those activities at those locations carry certain inherent risks for which MOHC, CPC, HF, TRP and the directors, officers, employees, volunteers, owners and affiliates of each (the “Released Parties”) cannot be fully responsible. In particular, COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization and is an extremely contagious virus. The virus is understood to spread through person-to-person contact and/or by contact with contaminated surfaces and objects, and even possibly through particulates/aerosols in the air. Individuals may be infected with COVID-19 but may be asymptomatic, yet still contagious. At the present time, there is no known treatment, cure, or vaccine for COVID-19. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness and even death. The Released Parties cannot protect you from all risks associated with attending services or events, including the risk of becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19. Therefore, if you choose to attend a MOHC service or event, you may be exposing yourself to risk of injury or harm including the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. By signing this waiver, you are acknowledging these risks as more fully described below.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK: During my time at any MOHC service or event, I understand that I will be in unfamiliar surroundings and may be exposed to risks to my person and property. I understand and appreciate the dangers, hazards and risks inherent to such activities. I further understand that the Released Parties, including individuals acting on their behalf, cannot and do not assume responsibility for such services or events or personal injuries or property damage arising therefrom even if such injury or damage is a result of the negligence of the Released Parties or individuals acting on their behalf. I further understand that I may suffer physical injury, sickness or death and/or damage to my property as a result of my participation. I have also read and understand the above warning concerning COVID-19. I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 for myself and/or my family members in order to attend events at CPC, HF, TRP or any other location where MOHC holds such events. These services or events are of such value to me and/or my family members that I accept the risk of injury, including being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 in order to attend those services or events in person, rather than engaging in an alternative method of attendance, such as by virtual means.
WAIVER OF LAWSUIT/LIABILITY: I hereby forever release and waive my right to bring suit against the Released Parties in connection with injury, harm, and exposure or spread of COVID-19 related to attending MOHC’s services and events. I understand that this waiver means I give up my right to bring any claims including for personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence and give up any claim I may have to seek damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen. I understand and agree that the law of the State of North Carolina will apply to this agreement.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE, AND FREELY AND KNOWINGLY ASSUME THE RISK AND WAIVE MY RIGHTS CONCERNING LIABILITY AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.