Covid-19 waiver

Please complete the COVID-19 Waiver below if you are planning to attend any in-person BBYO program during the 2020-2021 school year, including chapter meetings, sports events, regional programs or overnight conventions. Participants will not be allowed to attend a BBYO program without the submission of a waiver.

Waiver Type (please indicate if you are a parent or teen completing the waiver)*
Name of Participant:

Thank you for participating, or considering participating, in BBYO Programs.

As with the transmission of any communicable disease, like a cold or the flu, you may be exposed to COVID-19 (also known as “coronavirus”) at any time or any place.

We want you to know that we recommend and expect our participants, prospects, hosts, staff, and volunteers, to follow personal-protection and disinfection protocols to limit transmission of all diseases at our events, including but not limited to hand washing, the wearing of masks, and of maintaining recommended social distancing.

In spite of these recommendations and expectations, however, there still is a chance that you may be exposed to an illness at one of our BBYO Programs, just as you might at your gym, grocery store, or any other place where people may congregate, and we want to make sure that you understand these risks. We therefore ask you to review, understand, and agree to the following terms and conditions.

Participant Acknowledgment:

I, hereby acknowledge that I have fully read, understood, and accepted each of the above provisions, and that I have had the opportunity to consult with an attorney at my own expense to discuss and review the terms of this COVID-19 Waiver and Release, and have had the opportunity to consult with my own medical professional at my own expense to discuss and review the risks associated with attending a BBYO Program. I understand and agree that this COVID-19 Waiver and Release includes a release of liability that legally prevents me or any other person acting on my behalf from filing a suit or making a claim for damages in the event of my bodily injury, death, personal injury, or property damage. I understand and agree that this COVID-19 Waiver and Release is binding on me and members of my family, my heirs, estate, executors, administrators, personal representatives, and next of kin, and their successors and assigns. My acceptance of this COVID-19 Waiver and Release and my participation in a BBYO Program signifies my understanding of, and agreement with, these statements and their implications.

Parent/Guardian Acknowledgment: To be completed by the Parent/Legal Guardian of Participant, including any Participant who has attained the age of 18 years of age prior to the commencement of the BBYO Program if such Participant is a Dependent of such Parent/Legal Guardian:

I/we, the parent or legal guardian of the above-referenced Program Participant, hereby acknowledge that I/we: (a) have the authority to execute this COVID-19 Waiver and Release and to make decisions with respect to the Program Participant; (b) assume responsibility for the actions or inactions of the Program Participant; and (c) assume responsibility to pick up or cause to be picked up the Program Participant in the event s/he comes down with or shows symptoms of having come down with COVID-19 or other communicable disease.

I/we further acknowledge that I/we have read and understand the terms of this COVID-19 Waiver and Release and agree on behalf of myself/ourselves, the Program Participant, and all other members of our family, our heirs, estates, executors, administrators, personal representatives, next(s) of kin, and their and our successors and assigns, to be bound by all of the terms and conditions set forth herein, including the full and unconditional releases contained herein, and the responsibility for all travel arrangements, costs, and liabilities associated with the Program Participant being sent home and/or expelled from the Program to the same extent as such terms and conditions apply to the Program Participant to which this COVID-19 Waiver and Release applies.