The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is highly 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. Governmental restrictions may change at any time without prior notice. As such, the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) cannot guarantee eligibility to travel or to participate in the PAS Meeting in Washington, D.C. if restrictions change. Additionally, if event attendees choose to attend the event and enter the Walther E. Washington Convention Center premises or other PAS-contracted site premises, they may be exposing themselves to and increasing the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.
PAS and its officers, officials, directors, instructors, contractors, agents, employees, and any other representative and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will seek to implement preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 consistent with the guidance and recommendations of public health agencies for slowing the transmission and exposure to COVID-19 which may include, but not be limited to, health questionnaires for all Event participants, mask-wearing to cover mouth and nose, sanitation procedures, and physical distancing measures at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and during the event.
By checking the “I Accept” button for Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability during the PAS registration process I, on my behalf and on behalf of each individual included in this registration (“Registrant”), acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that we may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by accessing the event in-person and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death.
As such, I accept the terms of this Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability. Registrants understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Entities, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, their respective employees, agents, contractors, volunteers, and other event participants.
Registrants agree to abide by all preventative measures put in place by PAS, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, their respective employees, agents, contractors, and volunteers at any time prior to and during the event including wearing face coverings to cover the mouth and nose at all times in public spaces, remaining at least six feet away from other event participants, and promptly notifying PAS if any registrant experiences symptoms of COVID-19 during the event.
Registrants acknowledge that personal failure to follow these measures may result in removal from the Event and all related activities without refund or reimbursement. Finally, Registrants acknowledge that no promises, representations, or affirmations of fact were made to me concerning the safety or danger associated with traveling to the event or participating in any activity or interaction related to or associated with the event.