*to be signed upon entry in the studio*
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COVID- 19 Pandemic
In consideration of the services provided by the facility, their agents, owners, officers, volunteers, participants, employees, independent contractors, volunteers, interns, and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Releasees"), I represent that I am in good health and have had no known exposure to COVID- 19 and no symptoms of COVID-19, including, but not limited to cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, severe fatigue, vomiting or diarrhea, for 14 days prior to attending the facility. I acknowledge that if I believe I have had any exposure to COVID-19, I will immediately cease attendance at the facility until I can again warrant that I have had no known exposure for the 14 day period and alert the facility if I have been on the premises since my exposure.
The facility is making its best efforts to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. But the safety of the community is in the hands of every one of us. I expressly agree and promise to abide by the safety precautions contained in: Sankofa Yoga & Wellness Center LLC Studio’s Policies and Procedures for COVID.
I am aware that practicing yoga during and after the COVID-19 pandemic involves certain inherent risks, dangers and hazards, which can result in serious infection, personal injury or death. I further acknowledge, understand, appreciate, and agree that my participation may result in possible exposure to and illness from COVID-19. While protocols and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury, illness, and even death is not possible to fully mitigate.
I hereby freely agree, to assume and accept all known and unknown risks of exposure to COVID-19, even arising from the negligence.
As a general principle on law, when a person knows of the risk of an activity, of the releasees or others and assume full responsibility for my participation. I further recognize and acknowledge that the risks inherent in practicing yoga can be greatly reduced by following: Sankofa Yoga & Wellness Center LLC Studio’s Policies and Procedures for COVID.
I hereby waive, release, and discharge all claims that I have or may have in the future, and covenant not to sue your business, its administrators, directors, agents, instructors, volunteers, employees, contractors, other participants, any sponsors, advertisers, owners, and lessora of the premises on which the activity takes place (each considered one of the "releasees" herein) from all liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, on my account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the releasees or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations.
I further agree that if, despite this release, waiver of liability, and assumption of risk, I or anyone on my behalf makes a claim against any of the releasees, I will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless each of the releasees from any loss, liability, damage, or cost, including attorneys' fees, which any of the aforementioned may incur as a result of such a claim.
I accept for use as-is the equipment to be used in activities governed by this agreement.
I have read this Agreement and I fully understand its terms. I understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue the facility and its staff for injuries resulting from the inherent risks of training during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ordinary negligence of the facility and staff. I further acknowledge that I am signing this agreement freely and voluntarily, without inducement or assurance of any nature, and intend my signature to be
a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by the laws of the state of Maryland.
Governing Law, forum, and consent to jurisdiction. This Agreement, and all claims or causes of action (whether in contract, tort or statute) that may be based upon, arise out of or relate to this Agreement, or the negotiation, execution or performance of this Agreement (including any claim or cause of action based upon, arising out of or related to any representation or warranty made in or in connection with this Agreement or as an inducement to enter into this Agreement), shall be governed by, and enforced in accordance with, the internal laws of the State of Maryland, including its statutes of limitations and without regard to its choice of law principles. The undersigned herein irrevocably consents to the jurisdiction of the courts in Maryland, which shall be the sole forum for the resolution of any disputes that arise out of or relate to the parties' relationship.
The parties intend this statement of their agreement to constitute the complete, exclusive, and fully integrated statement of their agreement. As such, it is the sole expression of their agreement and the other agreements entered by the parties are incorporated here by reference and consist of Sankofa Yoga & Wellness Center LLC Studio’s Policies and Procedures for COVID and Sankofa Yoga & Wellness Center LLC Studio’s Safety Agreement and Assumption of Risk.
This Agreement may not be changed orally, and no modification, amendment or waiver of any provision contained in this Agreement, or any future representation, promise or condition in connection with the subject matter of this Agreement shall be binding upon any party hereto unless made in writing and signed by both parties.
In order to participate in classes or other events at the facility, the undersigned accepts the entire agreement. No written modification or strike-out of the originally typed agreement shall be effective unless signed by both parties.
I agree that if any portion of this Agreement is held to be invalid, that portion shall be severable, and the remaining agreement shall continue to have full force and effect.
In the event of my death or incapacity, this Agreement shall be effective and binding upon my heirs, estate, next of kin, executors, administrators, assigns and representatives.
Safety Agreement and Assumption of Risk
The Safety Agreement is between Sankofa Yoga and Wellness Center, LLC and the student. Each time you are entering Sankofa Yoga and Wellness Center, LLC, you agree to the following:
To the best of my knowledge, I:
Have not shown symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days. According to the Center for the Disease Control, below are symptoms:
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● Repeated shaking with chills
● Muscle pain
● Sore throat
● New loss of taste or smell
● Severe fatigue
● Vomiting or diarrhea
Have not been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or shown any of the above symptoms in the past 14 days.
Have worn a protective mask when in public situations where social distancing is not consistently possible.
Understand that I could be a carrier of COVID-19 and be asymptomatic.
Understand that I could contract COVID-19 from an asymptomatic person at our facility or a contaminated surface.
Am fully aware of the facility's safety procedures (posted on our studio website) to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will follow these procedures.
Agree to inform the studio immediately if I have developed symptoms within a two week period of being in the studio, or if I have learned that I have been in direct contact with someone who has later tested positive for the coronavirus within the same two week period or traveled in the past 14 days to a high-risk geographic area.