The purpose of this Coronavirus Declaration & Release (“CDR”) is to inform the members of the Mar Thoma Church of San Francisco (“Church”) of the risks associated with Coronavirus (“COVID-19”), a worldwide pandemic that can be a risk to the health and wellbeing of attendees. Depending on numerous factors, such as a compromised immune system, COVID-19 can be life-threatening with a mortality rate that may be greater than the common flu. By signing this CDR and participating in this service, you acknowledge that the Church has provided you with notice of the risks associated with COVID-19 as well as the potential for contracting the virus despite best efforts to abide by the below recommended guidelines.


By signing this CDR you represent and warrant that you are voluntarily attending the Church, that you agree to take any and all necessary precautions including but not limited to the following:                  

●     Follow all applicable Federal, State, or local laws and guidelines related to COVID-19 that may be amended from time to time;

●     Take any and all reasonable precautions to protect yourself and others such as washing your hands with soap and water, applying hand sanitizer, or wearing a protective face mask to the extent recommended by health officials or required by law; and

●     Maintain social distancing by maintaining a minimum of six (6) feet between yourself and other members who do not reside in your residence while on the Church premises.    

In addition to the above, you are representing and warranting that, to the best of your current knowledge, you do not have COVID-19 and are not experiencing symptoms including but not limited to a fever, respiratory complications, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing. Moreover, by signing this CDR, you represent and warrant that, to the best of your knowledge, you have not been in contact with anyone who was infected by COVID-19 within the last fourteen (14) days. Notwithstanding the above, you also acknowledge that individuals with COVID-19 can be asymptomatic and unable to self-diagnose or otherwise disclose a potential for infecting others.

Release of liability

By signing this CDR, you represent and warrant that you understand the risks and ramifications associated with participating in the service and agree to assume any and all risks of bodily injury or death, whether said risks are known or unknown at this time. In consideration for the Church permitting attendance and providing a worship experience for you, you hereby agree to forever release and discharge the Church, its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, officers, directors, owners, heirs, successors, assignees, and related companies from any and all claims, demands, debts, liabilities, obligations, costs, expenses, actions, or causes of action of every kind, nature, and description whatsoever including but not limited to wrongful death or negligence, whether known or unknown at this time, which you may have against the individuals set forth above as a result of attending or otherwise participating in the services provided by the Church.

In the event that you fail to abide by the safety precautions established above, the Church reserves the right to immediately remove you from the premises for the safety of staff and others. If you have any questions, the Church encourages you to seek an attorney to review this CDR. By signing below, you agree, represent, and warrant that you have read the contents of this CDR, that you are understand its contents, and agree to comply with the safety precautions set forth herein.