Corona Virus Safety Rules:
• Face Mask Coverings:
*All contestants are requested to wear a mask when directed by DSM staff.
*All parents/ guests will be requested to wear a mask upon entering the venue.
• Hand Sanitizer/Hand Washing:
*All contestants must regularly use hand sanitizer during pageants.
*All contestants must wash their hands with soap and warm water after leaving the restroom, and at any other time as directed by DSM's employees or the employees of the location of the pageant.
• Social Distancing:
*When practical, contestants should maintain space between themselves and other contestants.
*Contestants should not engage in handholding, hugging, high-five, or other direct contact with the other contestants or employees.
DSM ask each contestant, parent and guest bring with them a face covering and hand sanitizer.
The terms and conditions above are a general overview and Dearly Southern Miss reserves the right to add to these at any time, in their sole discretion, for the benefit and safety of all contestants and employees.
Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19
The novel 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 therefore spread the disease. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness and even death.
Dearly Southern Miss ("DSM") has put in place preventative measures in accordance with the Center for Disease Control's guidelines that may help reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, DSM cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to participant in DSM's pageants you risk exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK: By participating at in-person events by DSM, I acknowledge I have read the above warning concerning COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected by choosing to participate in DSM's event.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY: I hereby release and waive my right to bring suit against DSM and its owners, managers, agents, employees, or other representatives in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to the participation in DSM's pageants. I further understand that this waiver means I give up my right to bring any claims including those for personal injuries, death, disease, property loss, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence and give up any claim I may have to seek damages whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen.
CHOICE OF LAW: I understand and agree that the law of the State of Georgia will control this agreement.