Event Consent

Covid-19/Health Risk Acknowledgment and Liability Release.
 
In case of emergencyaccident, or illness I authorize The Cross Ministry Group staff to provide for and consent to such medical assistance as they determine necessary on my behalf. I authorize any licensed physician and/or medical facility to provide any medical or surgical care and/or hospitalization for me (the participant), including anesthesia and x-rays, which they determine necessary and advisable in my absence or disability.
 
Additionally, I am aware of the heightened risk of attending a public event in the days of COVID-19 and I accept full responsibility and agree to hold harmless The Cross Ministry Group and volunteers and staff of The Cross Ministry Group.
 
I acknowledge the following COVID-19 statement:
 
NOTE: Due to Covid-19, we insist that only those who are healthy (no fever or any symptoms of illness) staff and/or attend. If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within 14 days of our weekend and have not tested negative, please do not come. Our weekends do not allow for social distancing, though we will practice heightened hygiene measures. As such, you recognize and accept an added risk in these unique times. If you are immune compromised or high-risk ([CDC definition of high-risk](https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html) we encourage you to follow your best judgment as to whether you attend or not.
 
 I further affirm that I am, to the best of my knowledge, healthy and am not currently testing positive for COVID-19. I come to this event mindful of the risks and taking full responsibility for my decision and the outcome. 
 
The undersigned is fully aware of the risks and hazards inherent in this activity and allows the me (the participant) to participate in the activity and I (the participant) hereby release, discharge, covenant not to sue, agree to indemnify and hold harmless Men at the Cross, Women at the Cross, Couples at the Cross, The Cross Ministry Group, and their officers, directors, agents, affiliates, employees, volunteers and assigns from any and all damages, liability, causes of action arising out of or relating to the participant’s presence or participation in the retreat EVEN IF THE INJURY IS DUE TO THE NEGLIGENCE OF SUCH PERSONS.
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