While participating in events held or sponsored by Academy of General Dentistry, (“AGD”), consistent with CDC guidelines, participants are encouraged to practice hand hygiene, “social distancing” and wear face coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, AGD has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, AGD cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.

Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness and even death. The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) cannot prevent you from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while attending AGD activities. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend an AGD activity and/or enter onto AGD’s premises you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. 

ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I have read and understood the above warning concerning COVID-19. I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 for myself in order to attend an AGD activity or enter AGD’s premises. These activities and services are of such value to me that I accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 in order to attend an AGD activity or utilize services. 

WAIVER OF LAWSUIT/LIABILITY: I hereby forever release and waive my right to bring suit against AGD and its members, officers, directors, trustees, agents, employees, or other representatives in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to attending an AGD activity or utilizing AGD’s services and premises. I understand that this waiver means I give up my right to bring any claims including for personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, 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. 

CHOICE OF LAW: I understand and agree that the law of the State of Illinois will apply to this contract.