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Who is at Higher Risk Of COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a new disease and information is changing on who is more likely to get COVID-19 and who is will have more complications. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities may be at higher risk of severe illness resulting in death from COVID-19. 

In order to participate, you must sign the High Risk Waiver (if applicable) and the COVID-19 Code of Conduct Waiver.

Current clinical guidance and information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) lists those at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19 as:
  • People 65 years and older. Risk increases with age.
  • People who live in a nursing home or licensed long-term care facilities

Regardless of age, individuals with underlying conditions, such as the following, are or maybe at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19:
  • People with chronic lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • People who have serious heart conditions (including heart failure, coronary artery disease, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, hypertension)
  • People who are immunocompromised 
Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
The list may change as evidence is learned. Please review the latest list of conditions that put individuals at increased risk available at the CDC website (https://bit.ly/2VEJcSK)

If you are at a high risk, you may be putting yourself at risk when you return to activities with Special Olympics New Jersey. But, you may also put your family and your teammates at risk. If you have these conditions, you should seek additional medical advice prior to returning.

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, you should consult with a healthcare professional for written medical clearance before returning to Special Olympics in person activities as serious cardiac, respiratory, and neurological issues may develop as a result of COVID-19.
High Risk Waiver

You hereby release and agree to hold Special Olympics New Jersey harmless from any and all claims and causes of action for damages, costs, and/or expenses that may arise from any actions or inactions by Special Olympics New Jersey that you believe resulted in injury to you related to COVID-19. You understand that you are discharging Special Olympics New Jersey from any liability or claim that you, your heirs or personal representatives may have against Special Olympics New Jersey for any claim for bodily injury, illness, medical treatment or other damage that may relate to COVID-19. This liability waiver and release extends to Special Olympics New Jersey and its employees, volunteers and representatives.

Participant Signature
Required for adult (age 18 and older) participants, including adult athlete with capacity to sign documents.
I have read and understand this waiver. If I have questions, I will ask. By signing, I agree to this waiver. 

(By signing this High Risk Waiver electronically, you agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature.)

Parent/ Guardian Signature
Required for participant who is a minor (younger than age 18) or lacks capacity to sign documents.
I am a parent or guardian of the athlete/participant named above. have read and understand this waiver and have explained the contents to the participant as appropriate. By signing, agree to this waiver on my own behalf and on behalf of the participant. 

(By signing this High Risk Waiver electronically, you agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature.)


COVID-19 Code of Conduct Waiver 

I understand I could get COVID-19 through sports, training, competition and/or any group activity at Special Olympics New Jersey. I am choosing to participate in sports, competition and/or other Special Olympics  New Jersey activities at my own risk.
During the time these precautions are needed, I agree to the following to help keep me and my fellow participants safe by checking all of the boxes below. Failure to complete COVID-19 Code of Conduct will result in no in-person participation allowed
I HAVE READ ALL OF THIS AGREEMENT OR HAVE HAD IT READ TO ME AND AGREE TO FOLLOW THESE ACTIONS. Failure to complete COVID-19 Code of Conduct will result in no in-person participation allowed.
 
You hereby release and agree to hold Special Olympics New Jersey harmless from any and all claims and causes of action for damages, costs, and/or expenses that may arise from any actions or inactions by Special Olympics New Jersey that you believe resulted in injury to you related to COVID-19. You understand that you are discharging Special Olympics New Jersey from any liability or claim that you, your heirs or personal representatives may have against Special Olympics New Jersey for any claim for bodily injury, illness, medical treatment or other damage that may relate to COVID-19. This liability waiver and release extends to Special Olympics New Jersey and its employees, volunteers and representatives.

Participant Signature
Required for adult (age 18 and older) participants, including adult athlete with capacity to sign documents.
By signing this, I acknowledge that I have completely read and fully understand the information in this form 

(By signing this Code of Conduct Waiver electronically, you agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature.)

Parent/ Guardian Signature
Required for participant who is a minor (younger than age 18) or lacks capacity to sign documents.
I am a parent or guardian of the athlete/participant named above. have read and understand this form and have explained the contents to the participant as appropriate. By signing, agree to this form on my own behalf and on behalf of the participant. 

(By signing this Code of Conduct Waiver electronically, you agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature.)






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