An original signed document must be submitted by each participant at registration check-in at the 2023 National UNITY Conference to receive conference credentials. The document will be sent to you at the completion of your registration. You may also download the form at www.unityinc.org.
Waiver of Liability Related to COVID-19, COVID-19 Variants, or another Communicable Disease
The Coronavirus, COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants have been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants are reported to be extremely contagious with the capacity to transmit from person-to-person through respiratory droplets and/or by contact with contaminated surfaces and objects. The government has set recommended guidelines for limiting the transmission of COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants, and UNITY, Inc. will implement and strictly enforce these guidelines among the attendees, and staff during the 2023 National UNITY Conference at the Washington Hilton in Washington DC.
Even with these measures, it is not possible to completely prevent the presence of the disease. UNITY, Inc., the Washington Hilton, and contracted event organizers cannot guarantee that you will not become exposed to or contract COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants, or another communicable disease, while on the hotel premises or while participating in the 2023 National UNITY Conference. Attending the 2023 National UNITY Conference could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants, or another communicable disease.
By registering for this conference on behalf of yourself or your minor child(ren), you acknowledge that by choosing to attend the 2023 National UNITY Conference, you may be exposing yourself, or your minor child(ren), to and/or increasing your risk of contracting COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants or another communicable disease. And to take all precautions for yourself and others, you attest that:
- In the last 14 days leading up to the event, you have not experienced any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, body aches for unknown reasons, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
- You have not traveled internationally within 14 Days prior to the event date.
- You do not believe you have been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of COVID-19 or COVID-19 variant within 14 Days prior to the event date.
- You have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 or COVID-19 variant and not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities within 14 Days prior to the event date.
- You are following all CDC recommended guidelines and limiting your exposure to
COVID-19 or COVID-19 variant or another communicable disease.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I have read and understood the above warning concerning COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants, or another communicable disease, and am electing to attend the 2023 National UNITY Conference in-person or am authorizing my minor child(ren) to attend in person. By signing this document, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants and knowingly and voluntarily assume the risk that I or my child(ren) may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants by attending the 2023 National UNITY Conference and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I fully understand the risk of becoming infected by COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants while attending the 2023 National UNITY Conference may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including but not limited to, UNITY Employees, staff, volunteers and program participants, and their families. I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to myself or my child(ren), including but not limited to; personal injury, illness, disability, and death, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my or my child(ren)s attendance at the 2022 National UNITY Conference.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY: On my behalf and/or on behalf of my child(ren), I hereby release and discharge UNITY, Inc., its officers, directors, managers, officials, trustees, agents, employees, and other representatives from all liabilities, claims, demands, and causes of action in connection with exposure, infection, or spread of COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants, or another communicable disease that may be incurred in connection with my and/or my child(ren)’s attendance at the 2023 National UNITY Conference. I understand that this waiver means I give up my right to bring any claims including for personal injury, disease, death, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence, and give up any claim I may have to seek damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen. I understand and agree that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of UNITY, Inc, its officers, directors, managers, officials, trustees, agents, employees and other representatives, whether a COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any UNITY, Inc. program.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS RELEASE, AND FREELY AND KNOWINGLY ASSUME THE RISK AND WAIVE MY RIGHTS CONCERNING LIABILITY AS DESCRIBED ABOVE. I ALSO REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT, DURING THE COURSE OF THE 2023 NATIONAL UNITY CONFERENCE, I WILL COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES REGARDING COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants AND ANY OTHER COMMUNICABLE DISEASE, INCLUDING THOSE IMPOSED BY THE VENUE AND/OR UNITY, INC.