The coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health

Organization. COVID-19 is reported to be extremely contagious. The state of medical knowledge is evolving, but the virus is believed to spread from person-to-person contact and/or by contact with contaminated surfaces and objects, and even possibly in the air. People reportedly can be infected and show no symptoms and therefore spread the disease. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness and even death.

The American Conservative Union and/or the American Conservative Union Foundation (collectively, “ACU”) cannot prevent you [or your child(ren)] from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while attending ACU’s events. It is not possible to fully protect against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend ACU-sponsored events, you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

I have read and understood the above warning concerning COVID-19. I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 for myself and/or my children in order to attend ACU events. Attendance is of such value to me [and/or to my children,] that I accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 in order to attend ACU’s events in person.

I hereby forever release and waive my right to bring suit against ACU and its officers, directors, employees, or other representatives in connection to any exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to my attending ACU events. I understand that this waiver means I give up my right to bring any claims including for personal injuries, death, disease or any other loss, with the exception of claims of intentional and/or reckless conduct and gross negligence, and give up any claim I may have to seek damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen.

As part of the consideration to attend an ACU event, I understand and agree that the law of the State of Texas will apply to this contract. I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS RELEASE, AND FREELY AND KNOWINGLY ASSUME THE RISK AND WAIVE MY RIGHTS CONCERNING LIABILITY AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.