COVID-19 ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND LIABILITY WAIVER

Visitors Policy

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact. By participating in any in-person CompTIA event (“Event”) at the event location (“Premises”), you agree to the following:

  • You recognize that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, and that COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that may cause severe illness and/or death. You recognize that CompTIA has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Even so, CompTIA cannot guarantee that participants in attendance at the Event will not be infected with COVID-19. Thus, you acknowledge that your participation in the Event is voluntary and you assume all risks and responsibility associated with attending the Event, including the risk of contracting COVID-19. You have chosen to do so voluntarily and of your free will.
  • You will follow all national and local government guidance (for example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention if the event is in the United States) and all posted instructions related to COVID-19 precautions (mask-wearing, handwashing, and social distancing) at the Premises for the entire duration of the Event. You understand that failure to abide by such guidance and instructions are grounds to be excluded from the Event by CompTIA, and that you agree in advance to leave the Event and the Premises, upon request by CompTIA (without protest or refund) due to your refusal to follow said protocols.
  • By attending the Event, you affirmatively represent that in the 14 days leading up to the Event, you have not: experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (including but not limited to cough, fever, and shortness of breath); encountered a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19; and you have not been diagnosed with COVID-19. If any of the foregoing are true, you agree that you will not attend the Event.
  • As a condition of your participation in the Event, you expressly waive any rights against CompTIA, and release and hold harmless CompTIA and any of its officers, employees, directors, affiliates, contractors, agents, subsidiaries, legal successors and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”) from and against any and all claims, suits, demands, losses, damages, expenses, or liability of whatever kind of nature under any theory of law or equity, which may arise during or as a result of your presence at the Premises and/or attendance at the Event, including but not limited to any such liability related to or arising out of illness, injury, or death associated with infection of COVID-19 and/or any complications, symptoms, or other consequences from contracting COVID-19. You agree to defend, indemnity, and hold CompTIA and the other Releasees harmless against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs or expenses of any kind, including attorney’s fees and other fees and/or costs associated with enforcing any right to indemnification pursuant hereto, arising out of or relating in any way from any claim by any person or entity related to the Event and/or your presence on the Premises with respect to the Event.

YOU EXPRESSLY STATE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND, AND IT IS YOUR EXPRESS INTENT TO RELEASE, WAIVE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE THE RELEASEES FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE EVENT (EVEN IF SUCH LIABILITY RESULTS FROM OR IS CAUSED BY THE SOLE OR CONTRIBUTORY OR ACTIVE OR PASSIVE NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHER LEGAL FAULT OF THE RELEASEES OR ANY THIRD PARTY), INCLUDING WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIMS THAT YOU, YOUR HEIRS, YOUR ASIGNEES, YOUR NEXT OF KIN AND/OR LEALLY APPOINTED OR DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVES, MAY HAVE OR WHICH MAY HEREINAFTER ACCRUE ON YOUR BEHALF.

YOU ALSO UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT COMPTIA DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL OR OTHER ASSISTANCE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MEDICAL, HEALTH, OR DISABLITY ASSISTANCE IN THE EVENT OF INJURY OR ILLNESS IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO THE EVENT. IF YOU AND/OR ANYONE RELATED TO YOU IS INJURED, BECOMES ILL, OR SUFFERS COMPLICATIONS DUE TO COVID-19, ALLEGEDLY AS A RESULT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT, YOU AGREE TO RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, AND INDEMNIFY THE RELEASEES IN THE SAME MANNER AND TO THE SAME EXTENT AS SET FORTH ABOVE.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy - Visitors

In addition to the above COVID-19 Acknowledgement and Liability Waiver, this policy applies to all visitors who enter any CompTIA office (the “Office”).

We at CompTIA have an obligation to the health and safety of our employees. With the development of vaccines to combat COVID-19, CompTIA is adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, as well as visitors to our workplace. This policy will comply with all applicable law and is based on guidance from the CDC and local health agencies. CompTIA asks that all visitors continue to follow CDC and local guidelines while working in the Office.

Policy
All CompTIA visitors must establish that they have received a Designated Vaccine before entering the Office.

Designated Vaccines
A “Designated Vaccine” is any COVID-19 vaccine authorized and/or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. To establish that they have received a Designated Vaccine, visitors must present written evidence of immunization (e.g., the CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card) that shows that they have received all shots associated with the obtained Designated Vaccine (e.g., both shots for the Pfizer, Inc. and BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine). In providing such proof of vaccination, visitors are not to provide any medical or genetic information. Visitors who have received a Designated Vaccine will only be allowed to enter the Office at least two (2) weeks after being fully inoculated with a Designated Vaccine.

Submission
Please pre-register for your visit by reaching out to your CompTIA point of contact. Please direct any questions regarding this visitor policy to Colleen Hughes, chughes@comptia.org.