August 23, 2022 / Member News

2022 COVID-19 Policy for All Events

AIA Baltimore and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) guidelines for events will evolve to serve the health, safety, and welfare of all participants. At this time, we are following Baltimore City’s guidance regarding COVID-19.

By registering for events, all attendees agree to comply with all policies. Our current policies are as follows:

Mask Wearing

We support those who wish to wear a mask. However, we do not require masks based on the end of Baltimore City’s mask mandate on March 1, 2022. This policy is subject to change.

Illness, Symptoms or Exposure to COVID

Please stay home if you are currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, have had symptoms within the past two weeks, or have been recently exposed to a known case.


Event Waiver:

Attendee understands that participation in an AIA Baltimore/BAF Event is entirely voluntary and requires attendees to abide by any applicable rules of conduct or local or state laws that may be announced at any time.  In consideration of the right to attend an Event, Attendee assumes all risks and accepts sole responsibility for any injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that attendee may experience or incur in connection with attending an AIA Baltimore/BAF Event. While AIA Baltimore/BAF is the convener of the meeting, Attendee understands and acknowledges that AIA Baltimore/BAF has no direct control over and is not responsible for the acts or omissions of any meeting venue personnel or others involved in producing this event, or any other attendees at the meeting. Attendee has carefully considered the risk involved and hereby releases, covenants not to sue, discharges, and holds harmless AIA Baltimore/BAF, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives, of and from any such claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs, or expenses of any kind (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or relating thereto.

Specifically relating to the global COVID-19 pandemic, attendee acknowledges the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assumes the risk of exposure or infection by attending an AIA Baltimore/BAF Event, and understands that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, disability, and/or death to attendee. Attendee understands that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at an AIA Baltimore/BAF Event may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of others who may attend an AIA Baltimore/BAF Event or their families, colleagues, or others with whom they may have contact. Accordingly, attendee understands and agrees that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of AIA Baltimore/BAF, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in an AIA Baltimore/BAF Event.

In addition to all other rules and regulations relating to the attendee’s attendance, attendee agrees to comply with all COVID-related procedures that may be implemented by AIA Baltimore/BAF and Event Venue, including, but not limited to, vaccine, mask-wearing and social distancing requirements, and restrictions on certain activities that carry higher COVID-related risk, in order to protect as much as possible the health and safety of all AIA Baltimore/BAF event attendees.

By completion and submission of the Eventbrite registration form, I certify that I have read and fully understand this Liability Waiver and Assumption of Risk agreement and understand that it affects my legal rights. I agree and acknowledge that this waiver and release (1) shall be binding on me, my heirs, family, estate, representatives, and assigns and (2) is intended to be as broad as permitted under applicable law, and each waiver or provision herein is severable and shall apply notwithstanding the invalidation of any other provision herein.