BPS Asks Parents For COVID-19 Waiver Even If Staff Was Negligent

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida – Brevard Public Schools announced that it will start summer athletic conditioning beginning on June 22 and asks parents who want their child to participate to sign a waiver that would hold BPS harmless if their child contracts COVID-19 a result of BPS employees’ negligence or omissions, even if their child dies:

“… I also voluntarily assume all risks that I and/or my child(ren) may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 as a result of participation in the Activity, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, sickness, and/or death. I understand that the risk of exposure or infection may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself, my child(ren), BPS staff, volunteers, or agents, other Activity participants, or others not listed, and I acknowledge that all such risks are known to me.

In consideration of me and my child(ren) being able to participate in the Activity, I, on behalf of myself, as well as anyone entitled to act on my behalf, hereby forever waive, release, and hold the School Board of Brevard County, Florida, and its employees and agents harmless from any and all claims, suits, liability, actions, judgments, attorneys’ fees, costs, and any expenses of any kind resulting from injuries or damages, grounded in tort or otherwise, that I and/or my child(ren), or my or our representatives, sustain during or related to my child(ren)’s participation or involvement in the Activity.”

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