The Church of God Pentecostal, Inc.
Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability
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 Church Of God Pentecostal, Inc. (“the Church”) has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the Church cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending Church could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.
By entering the Church of God Pentecostal building, you acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that you and your child(ren) may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending Church and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. You understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at Church may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of yourself and others, including, but not limited to, Church employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families.
You are voluntarily agreeing to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to your child(ren) or yourself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that you or your child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with your child(ren)’s attendance at the Church. On your behalf, and on behalf of your children, you hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the Church, 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.
You understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the Church, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any Church program or activity.
Reviewed and approved by Legal Counsel Jamilla Harris and Chief Apostle Johnny J. Young