By submitting my registration or participating in the German American Conference 2022, I acknowledge the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and its variants (collectively referred to here as “COVID-19” or “COVID”), and that a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 during or after the meeting may result from the actions or inactions of others who may attend the meeting or their contact persons.
Importantly, I agree to refrain from participating in any in-person conference events if I experience any symptoms related to COVID-19 including but not limited to fever, sore throat, coughing, runny nose, nasal congestion, loss of smell or taste, muscle aches or shortness of breath. If you experience any of these symptoms, please let the conference team know and we will try to accomodate you virtually.
Further, I agree to comply with all COVID-related rules and procedures that may be implemented during the conference as follows:
- I may be required to provide proof of vaccination (including initial vaccination series as well as booster shots) with an FDA-approved vaccine;
- I may be required to get tested for COVID-19 at my own expense;
- I may be required to wear a mask while attending the event;
- I may be required to adhere to social distancing protocols;
- I may be required to participate in the collection of personal data for contact tracing purposes.
I acknowledge that I may be removed from the meeting (without any compensation to me) if I fail to cooperate in any way.
Moreover, travel to the conference might be restricted. I acknowledge that it is my personal responsibility to inform myself about the local COVID-19 restrictions as well as any travel restrictions that might impede my participation in the conference. The GAC 2022 does not take over any responsibility for not being able to attend the conference due to COVID-19 related restrictions and does not reimburse expenses (i.e. ticket cost, travel costs, accommodation costs, etc.) incurred.
By attending this meeting or event, I voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and I (we) hereby release, waive and forever discharge any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature against the German American Conference and its affiliated partners and sponsors, including in each case, without limitation, their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, and agents (the “released parties”), either in law or in equity, to the fullest extent permissible by law, including but not limited to damages or losses caused by the negligence, fault or conduct of any kind on the part of the released parties, including but not limited to death, bodily injury, illness, economic loss or out of pocket expenses, or loss or damage to property, whether due to COVID-19 or any other cause, which I, my heirs, assignees, next of kin and/or legally appointed or designated representatives, may have or which may hereinafter accrue on my behalf, which arise or may hereafter arise from my participation in the conference.
Moreover, I acknowledge that the same principles outlined above apply to any other infectious disease than COVID-19, including but not limited to monkeypox.