COVID-19 Acknowledgement for Youth Programs

When registering a child for a Penn State youth program, the parent/guardian will be asked to sign off on the following acknowledgement regarding COVID-19:

  • I understand that Penn State has issued rules and precautions which follow, or may in some cases exceed, guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. I agree that it is my child’s sole responsibility to follow these protocols and acknowledge that failure to do so may result in my child’s removal from the Program.

As of February 7, 2022, this guidance includes basic health, safety, and sanitation measures (staying home when sick, washing/sanitizing hands often, etc.) in addition to wearing a face mask while using public transportation or while in any indoor public space at any University location, including: classrooms of any size, meeting rooms, common areas in residence halls, and all indoor events.

My child must adhere to these protocols regardless of vaccination status.

  • My child will not participate in the Program if they are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test or if they recently: (i) have been diagnosed with COVID-19; (ii) have experienced any symptom of illness which may be associated with COVID-19; or, (iii) have been in close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, or has exhibited any symptom of illness which may be associated with COVID-19 or any of its variants.
    • If my child falls into any of the above categories, they may nevertheless participate in the Program if:
      • more than five days have passed since their last close contact or symptom; AND,
      • they have tested negative for COVID-19 on or after the five-day mark.
  • I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and my understanding that, even with adherence to all preventative measures, including vaccination, there is risk that my child may become exposed to and/or contract COVID-19. I assume any and all risk of such exposure or infection and acknowledge that it may result in personal injury, illness, severe complications, permanent disability, and/or death.