ATTENDEE LIABILITY WAIVER, RELEASE, AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK: COVID-19
Relating to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Attendee acknowledges the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assumes the risk of exposure or infection by attending the American Physical Society (APS) Annual Meeting, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, disability, and/or death to Attendee. Attendee understands that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at this APS Meeting may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of others who may attend the event or their families, colleagues, or others with whom they may have contact. Accordingly, Attendee understands and agrees that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the APS and their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, officials, employees, agents, volunteers, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in this APS Meeting. In addition to all other rules and regulations relating to Attendee’s attendance at this APS Meeting, In-Person attendees agree to comply with all COVID-related procedures that may be implemented by APS and the location of the meeting, including, but not limited to, mask-wearing and social distancing requirements and restrictions on certain activities that carry higher COVID-related risk, to protect, as much as possible, the health and safety of all attendees.
1. Being Up To Date according to CDC Guidelines* against COVID-19 prior to attending the meeting with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (ie., Pfizer/BioNTech, Johnson and Johnson/Janssen, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Covishield, Covaxin, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Covovax, or Nuvaxovid) CDC Vaccination Guidance; and,
2. Receiving a self-monitored or pharmacy supervised negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours prior to entering the meeting facility or a PCR negative COVID-19 test within 3 days prior to entering the meeting facility. Attendee acknowledges and represents that Attendee's in-person participation in this APS Meeting is voluntary.
Attendee assumes all risks and accepts sole responsibility for any injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that Attendee may experience or incur in connection with attending this APS Meeting.
ON BEHALF OF THE ATTENDEE AND ATTENDEES’ CHILDREN, SPOUSE, LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES, AND HEIRS AND ASSIGNS, THE ATTENDEE HEREBY RELEASES, COVENANTS NOT TO SUE, DISCHARGES, AND HOLDS HARMLESS THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY (APS) AND THEIR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, VOLUNTEERS, AND REPRESENTATIVES, OF AND FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, INCLUDING ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, COSTS, OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO ATTENDEE’S PARTICIPATION IN THIS AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY MEETING.
Attendee understands and agrees that the law of the State of Maryland will govern this Waiver, Release, and Assumption of Risk. By completing this registration, all In-Person Attendees acknowledge that they have carefully read and fully understand this Waiver, Release, and Assumption of Risk and knowingly assume the risks described above and waives In-Person Attendee’s rights concerning liability as described above. APS is continuously monitoring current transmission rates and CDC guidance and may modify its practices ahead of this meeting.