COVID-19 SAFETY POLICY *
While participating in events held or sponsored by Brewvolution, LLC (the “Organizers”) “social distancing” must be practiced and face coverings may be recommended as per current state and local agency’s recommendations, as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases is the responsibility of each attendee and the other members of its party. Wearing a face covering may reduce your risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, the Organizers have put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, the Organizers cannot guarantee that its participants, vendors, volunteers, production staff, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.
In light of the ongoing spread of COVID-19, individuals who fall within any of the categories below should not engage in the Organizer’s events. By attending the Organizers event, you certify that you do not fall into any of the following categories:
1. Individuals who currently or within the past fourteen (14) days have experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath among others;
2. Individuals who have traveled at any point in the past fourteen (14) days either internationally or to a community in the U.S. that has experienced or is experiencing sustained community spread of COVID-19; or
3. Individuals who believe that they may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or the health care team responsible for their treatment.
DUTY TO SELF-MONITOR:
Participants and volunteers agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (symptoms typically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath) and, contact the Organizers on our Contact page if he/she experiences symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days after participating or volunteering at our event.
LIABILITY WAIVER AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS:
I acknowledge that I derive personal satisfaction and a benefit by virtue of my participation and/or voluntarism with the Organizers, and I willingly engage in the Organizer’s events and/or other fundraising activities (the “Activity”).
RELEASE AND WAIVER.
I HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, AND DEMANDS OF WHATEVER KIND OR NATURE AGAINST BREWVOLUTION, LLC 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, 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 WITH THE ACTIVITY.
ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK. I acknowledge and understand the following:
1. Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist;
2. I knowingly and freely assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, even if arising from the negligence or fault of the Released Parties; and
3. I hereby knowingly assume the risk of injury, harm, and loss associated with the Activity, including any injury, harm, and loss caused by the negligence, fault, or conduct of any kind on the part of the Released Parties.
MEDICAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND RELEASE. I acknowledge the health risks associated with the Activity, including but not limited to transient dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, nausea, muscle cramping, musculoskeletal injury, joint pains, sprains and strains, heart attack, stroke, or sudden death. I agree that if I experience any of these or any other symptoms during the Activity, I will discontinue my participation immediately and seek appropriate medical attention. I DO HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY CLAIM WHATSOEVER WHICH ARISES OR MAY HEREAFTER ARISE ON ACCOUNT OF ANY FIRST AID, TREATMENT, OR SERVICE RENDERED IN CONNECTION WITH MY PARTICIPATION IN THE ACTIVITY.
As a participant, volunteer, or attendee, You recognize that your participation, involvement, and/or attendance at any of the Organizer’s events or activity (“Activity”) is voluntary and may result in personal injury (including death) and/or property damage. By attending, observing, or participating in the Activity, You acknowledge and assume all risks and dangers associated with your participation and/or attendance at the Activity, and You agree that: (a) Brewvolution, LLC (b) the property or site owner of the Activity, and (c) all past, present and future affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, volunteers, vendors, partners, directors, and officers, of such entities (subsections (a) through (c), collectively, the “Released Parties”), will not be responsible for any personal injury (including death), property damage, or other loss suffered as a result of your participation in, attendance at, and/or observation of the Activity, regardless if any such injuries or losses are caused by the negligence of any of the Released Parties (collectively, the “Released Claims”). BY ATTENDING AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITY, YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE GIVEN A FULL RELEASE OF LIABILITY TO THE RELEASED PARTIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. TERMS AND CONDITIONS *
As a volunteer, I am committed to:
□ If TABC certified, I agree to pour NO MORE than 2oz samples into every festival sample cup per sample given. I also agree to mark each sample card, when a sample is poured. Failure to follow these practices will result in me being asked to leave the venue.
□ Be dependable, recognizing the commitment and responsibility to my volunteer assignment(s).
□ Accept assignment(s) consistent with my interest, abilities, and available time.
□ Avoid conflict of interest situations and refrain from actions that may be perceived as such. Volunteers should reveal any potential or actual conflicts of interest as they arise.
□ Not accept tips, request meals to be paid for, or otherwise accept payment for my volunteer work.
□ Address ethical concerns by speaking directly with the colleague/responder with whom I have the concern; and when necessary, report such to my leader in the defined chain of command.
□ Treat all individuals with a sense of dignity, respect, and worth. Make a personal commitment to be nonjudgmental about cultural differences, living conditions and the lifestyle of each person with whom I work.
□ Avoid profane and abusive language and disruptive behavior that is dangerous to me and others.
□ Respect all confidential information. Volunteers are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all proprietary or privileged information to which they are exposed while serving as a volunteer, whether this information involves a single staff, volunteer, client or other people.
□ Not preach to anyone or pressure anyone to accept my political, cultural, or religious beliefs.
□ Respect and use all equipment appropriately and as required for my assignment.
□ Not use, possess, or be under the influence of illegal drugs at any time while serving as part of Big Texas Beer Fest. If I indulge in alcohol, I promise to do so in a responsible manner that will not prohibit my ability to perform my volunteer duties during my shift.
□ Abstain from all illegal activity.
□ Wear my Big Texas Beer Fest volunteer T-shirt. All items of clothing must be suitable for the work environment and should not contain offensive or objectionable material, slogans or graphics.
□ Follow safe workplace practices, including participation in applicable education sessions, using appropriate personal safety equipment and reporting accidents, injuries, and unsafe situations to security personnel. I will also report suspicious activities to the volunteer supervisor and security.
□ Recognize that I have a responsibility to adhere to the rules and procedures of the event. Failure to do so or failure to satisfactorily perform my volunteer assignment may cause me to be subject to dismissal.
□ To the fullest extent of the law, I agree to indemnify and hold harmless, Brewvolution, LLC, Weiss Enterprises, B-Weiss Entertainment, its owners, employees, subcontractors, consultants, and agents from and against claims, damages, losses, and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, arising out of or resulting from performance of the work in the affected area is in fact the material or substance presents the risk of bodily injury or death and has not been rendered harmless provided that such claim, damage, loss or expense is attributable to bodily injury, sickness, disease or death, or to injury to or destruction of tangible property (including other than the work itself) except to the extent that such damage, loss or expense is due to the sole fault of negligence of the party seeking negligence.
□ Nature of Relationship. Nothing herein shall be construed to create an employer-employee relationship between Brewvolution, LLC, Weiss Enterprises, or B-Weiss Entertainment and myself.