Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people. Manhattan Walking Tour (“MWT”) has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, MWT cannot guarantee that you, your guests, or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. By purchasing one or more of our tours, you acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that your child(ren), your guests and yourself may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending a tour and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, or death. You understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 on a tour with MWT may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of yourself and others, including, but not limited to, MWT employees, vendor partners, and tour participants and their families. You voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to your child(ren), your guests, or yourself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that yourself, your guests, or your child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with our attendance on tour with MWT. On your behalf, your travel guests behalf, and on behalf of your children, you hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless MWT, its employees, agents, and representatives, of all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. You understand and agree that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of MWT, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any MWT experience.