9. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (“SARS-CoV-2”), which is responsible for Coronavirus Disease (collectively “COVID-19”), has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is highly contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. Our facility has put in place preventative measures intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and minimize the risk of infection to the same; however, we cannot guarantee that you, your child(ren), family, friends or others will not become exposed to, or infected with COVID-19 and/or any mutation or variation thereof while attending or participating in activities at Hop Hop facility. By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren), myself and others may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by participating in, or attending play activities, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, or death. I further understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 during your stay in our facility may result from the actions (negligent or not) of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Hop Hop, its directors, officers, members, employees, agents, representatives and other participants within your group. Additionally, by signing this agreement, I voluntarily agree to assume all of the previously mentioned risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself, illness, death, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s participation in activities at Hop Hop's. On my behalf, and on behalf of my child(ren), I hereby release, pledge not to sue, and hold harmless Hop Hop and its employees, of any and all claims, including all liabilities, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to exposure or contraction of COVID-19 and/or any mutation nor variation thereof. I understand and agree that this release includes any claims based on the actions (negligent or not) of Hop Hop, its directors, officers, members, employees, agents, representatives and other participants within your group, regardless of whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any activity at Hop Hop's facility.