As of today, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), guidance is to work with our state and local health officials and adjust our show as needed to meet the circumstances of the San Francisco Bay Area. East Bay Heritage Quilters - Voices in Cloth (EBHQ-VIC) will be making our decisions based on the guidance issued by the Contra Costa County Health Department (CCCHD) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for the type and size of our event. The new CDPH directive covers the period of September 20, 2021 through November 1, 2021. As COVID-19 changes in our community we will update this page with any new local and state directives that are issued.
We anticipate our policy to be:
The final decisions on the show's COVID-19 policy will be made in early March 2022 based the County and State requirements. EBHQ-VIC policy is to protect the health and well-being of our vendors, our attendees, our volunteers, and others who help us put on our show, as well as our own EBHQ members.
Due to the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 is, and how it is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, EBHQ-VIC cannot guarantee that its attendees, volunteers, vendors, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19. Please read our COVID-19 Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk below.
There are still several months until our show takes place. As information develops and requirements or policies change, we will post it to both the EBHQ VIC webpage and, in March, on our Facebook page .
In August 2020, we canceled VIC 2020 and during this time it has been unprecedented for the San Francisco Bay area and the VIC quilting community. So we are looking forward to our first scheduled live event in March 2022, and welcoming our friends and neighbors.
Carolyn Weil and Orna Pascal
VIC Show Chairs
LIABILITY WAIVER AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS:
I acknowledge that I will be participating as in East Bay Heritage Quilters - Voices in Cloth (EBHQ-VIC), and I willingly engage in the show held by EBHQ-VIC (the “ACTIVITY”).
RELEASE AND WAIVER.
I am aware of the Covid-19 pandemic, therefore, I hereby release, waive and discharge any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind against the EBHQ-VIC and its affiliated partners, without limitation, their directors, officers, volunteers, and agents (the "RELEASE PARTIES"), either in law or in equity, to the fullest extent permissible by law, including but not limited to damages or losses or losses caused by the negligence, fault or conduct of any kind on the part of the RELEASED PARTIES, including but not limited to death, bodily injury, illness, economic loss or out of pocket expenses, or loss or damage to property, which I, my heirs, assignees, next of kin and/or legally appointed or designated representatives, may have or which may hereafter accrue on my behalf, which arise or may hereafter arise from my participation with the ACTIVITY.
ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK. I acknowledge and understand the following:
1. Involvement includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19. While EBHQ policy and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; and
2. I knowingly and freely assume all risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, even if arising from the negligence or fault of the Released Parties; and
3. I hereby knowingly assume the risk of injury, harm and loss associated with the Activity, including any injury, harm and loss caused by the negligence, fault or conduct of any kind on the part of the Released Parties.
I agree that my participation, involvement and/or attendance at EBHQ-VIC SHOW is voluntary and may result in any injury to myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death). By attending or participating in the Activity, I acknowledge and assume all risks and dangers associated with the Activity, and I agree that the Released Parties will not be responsible for any personal injury (including death), or other loss suffered as a result of my participation in, attendance at the Activity, regardless if any such injuries or losses are caused by the negligence of any of the Released Parties (collectively, the “Released Claims”). BY ATTENDING AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITY, YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE GIVEN A FULL RELEASE OF LIABILITY TO THE RELEASED PARTIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.