Assumption of Risk
I expressly acknowledge that naturally occurring diseases and viruses (including, but not limited to, the recently widespread COVID-19 virus) may be present and actively occurring in all environments in which this tour will take place. I acknowledge 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 (however the exact method of spread remains unknown). I also understand that if I am older or have underlying conditions, I may be more prone to serious infection and death due to COVID-19. As a result of the highly infectious nature of this disease, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing, wearing of PPE (including masks), and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people.
I acknowledge that MAVtravel LLC d/b/a MAVtravel, its agents, owners, officers, employees, and suppliers, and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf (hereinafter collectively “The Company”), has taken steps to mitigate the potential for transmittal of, and exposure to COVID 19 during the tour, but that exposure to such viruses or disease is an inherent risk of participating in the tour, one that cannot be eliminated by The Company.
By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk for myself and any minors traveling with me, that I or they may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by participating in the tour and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 while on the tour, may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Company employees, agents, suppliers, and other participants in the tour. I understand the description of the risks due to COVID-19 is not complete and that unknown or unanticipated risks may result in injury, illness, death or any other loss. I agree that having considered these risks, I, for myself and any minors traveling with me, desire to participate in the tour and I freely and voluntarily assume complete personal responsibility for the risk of exposure, illness and death due to COVID-19, for myself and any minors traveling with me, even if such injuries or death occur in a manner that is not foreseeable at the time this agreement is signed.
I, for myself, and on behalf of my and their heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS MAVtravel LLC, its officers, agents, and/or employees, suppliers, and other participants (RELEASEES), from any and all claims, demands, losses, and liability arising out of or related to any INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH OR ANY OTHER LOSS I may suffer due to exposure, infection, or spread of COVID- 19, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.
I agree that if any portion is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. No additions, deletions or changes can be made to the release form, and signing it is a requirement for joining the trip.