Monday, August 17, 2020

"The undersigned agrees to release... for injuries to or death of my child... resulting from... and relating in any way to Covid-19..."

“As schools across America consider their best options for reopening, some are implementing a new page in their annual packet. When parents fill out their regular stack of forms listing their kids’ addresses, allergies, and emergency contacts, some will also be signing an agreement not to hold the school responsible if their child contracts COVID-19 and dies or suffers long-term health problems…:

“The undersigned agrees to release, discharge, hold harmless and indemnify [Name of School District] its agents, employees, officers, Board of Education members, insurers and others acting on the District’s behalf (the Releasees) of and from any and all claims, demands, causes of action and/or legal liabilities for injuries to or death of my child occurring during, or resulting from, or participation in the above-mentioned program or activity and related in any way to COVID-19, even if the cause, damages or injuries are alleged to be the fault of or alleged to be caused by the negligence of carelessness of the Releasees” (

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