COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risk

COVID-19 Safety Information.  The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a pandemic and public health emergency by various public authorities, including the Center for Disease Control (CDC). COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. According to the CDC, senior citizens and those with preexisting medical conditions are especially vulnerable. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies have imposed certain rules and guidelines to respond to COVID-19. Please note that federal, state, and local orders and guidance continue to quickly evolve. 

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce (the “Chamber”) has taken various measures recommended by public health authorities to the reduce the spread of COVID-19 and will comply with any state or local regulations in effect at the time of any in-person event. However, it is impossible to guarantee that these measures will prevent the spread of the coronavirus in all instances. 

Attestation. By voluntarily attending an in-person event sponsored by the Chamber, you agree to comply with all rules imposed by the CDC, federal, state, and local governments, the rules required at the premises of the event, if any, and the rules of the Chamber, regarding conduct at the event related to COVID-19, and to conduct yourself in a reasonable and safe manner, in accordance with guidance from public health authorities.

By attending a Chamber event, you certify that you will wear a mask in indoor public places if you are not fully vaccinated.

By attending a Chamber event, you further certify that you do not fall into any of the following categories:

  • individuals who currently or within the past 14 days have experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, among other symptoms not explained by another cause; or
  • individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or their health care provider; or
  • individuals who are not fully vaccinated who believe that they may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.

If you fall under any of the above categories, please do not attend the event. The Chamber reserves the right to ask an attendee to leave if they do not comply with these guidelines. Should you attend a Chamber event, following your attendance at an event, you agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and to contact the Chamber within 14 days after attending an event if you experience symptoms of COVID-19 or are subsequently diagnosed with COVID-19.

Assumption of Risk.  Given the known contagious nature of COVID-19, you assume the risk that you may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending the Chamber’s event and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and/or death. Further, you acknowledge and understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the Chamber’s event may result from your or others’ actions, omissions, or negligence, including, but not limited to, Chamber employees, vendors, or other guests. By voluntarily attending this event, you acknowledge that you understand and assume the risks relating to COVID-19 exposure and any resulting injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that you may experience or incur in connection with your attendance.

If you have any questions about the COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risk, please contact