The 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 increased personal protection
efforts, including frequent hand washing and wearing face coverings at
all times outside the home.
The Omaha Bar Association (OBA) cannot guarantee that you (or those you come in close
contact with) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending
the OBA event (including your travel to and from such
event) could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19.
By registering for, signing below and attending the OBA event:
You acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume
all risk that you may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 and that
such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness,
permanent disability, and death to you or those with whom you come into
You further acknowledge and agree to accept sole responsibility for any
injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and
death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any
kind, to you or those with whom you come into close contact (including
your household members)(“Claims”). You hereby release, covenant not to
sue, discharge, and hold harmless the OBA, its employees,
board of directors, and representatives, of and from any Claims,
including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses
of any kind arising out of or relating thereto.
You further understand and agree that this release includes any Claims
based on actions, omissions, or negligence of the OBA, its
employees, board of directors, and representatives, whether a COVID-19
infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any OBA event.
You agree to abide by posted rules, warning or instructions by the
OBA, the venue where the event is held and any government
authority with respect to social distances, adherence to any dress code
(including mandatory face coverings) and sanitation guidelines.
You further agree not to attend the event if you are diagnosed with or
suspect that you may have been infected by COVID-19, and in the event
you become ill or suspect you have been infected with COVID-19, you
agree to immediately discontinue your participation in the event and
alert the OBA via e-mail or telephone.
If you cannot agree to or accept the foregoing, DO NOT ATTEND THE OBA EVENT. Failure to agree to or abide by any of the
foregoing may result in denial of entry or immediate expulsion from the
event, in the OBA's sole discretion, in addition any and all
remedies which may be available to the OBA, in equity or at