Waiver/Duty of Care


Duty of Care for Communicable Disease
  • I agree to abide by all advisories, policies, procedures and protocols established by federal, state and local government agencies and officials; the event venue, the Washington Hilton; or by NGMA that are designed to limit the spread of a communicable disease.

  • I will not attend the event if I have received a positive test of a communicable disease within five days of travel, are showing any symptoms, or have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of a communicable disease.

  • Should I begin to actively experience symptoms during the event I will self-quarantine immediately and notify NGMA staff at [email protected].

  • My failure to adhere to these standards may result in NGMA taking any action it deems appropriate, including but not limited to, expulsion from the current and future meetings, with no warning or refund.

Waiver and Release of Liability for Communicable Disease

I acknowledge that NGMA cannot guarantee that I will not be exposed to or contract a communicable disease at the event. Further, due to the nature of the facilities, services and, programs offered at this event, I understand that attending the event could increase my risk of contracting a communicable disease.

I understand the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by a communicable disease by attending the event, and that such exposure or infection may result in quarantine requirements, serious illness, permanent disability, and/or death to myself, my spouse, guests, child(ren), unborn child, or relatives.

I further understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by a communicable disease at the event may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, NGMA, its officers, staff, contractors, agents, representatives, sponsors, other participants, and any owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (“releasees”). I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, BOTH KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, and assume full responsibility for my participation in the event.

In consideration of being allowed to participate in the event, I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives, and next of kin, acknowledge and agree to RELEASE, COVENANT NOT TO SUE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS the releasees, with respect to any and all liabilities, claims, penalties, suits, demands, judgments, costs, interests, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and costs) arising from or relating to the illness, disability, or death of myself (or any person who may contract a communicable disease, directly or indirectly, from me), as a direct or indirect result, in whole or in part, of a communicable disease, to the fullest extent permitted by law. THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY INCLUDES ANY CLAIMS BASED ON THE ACTIONS, OMISSIONS, OR NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, WHETHER AN INFECTION OCCURS BEFORE, DURING, OR AFTER PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT.