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New Insurance Injury Waiver for Post C-19

by | Apr 29, 2020

Do you need a new liability waiver?

We asked Jennifer Urmston of SFIC about the need for new waivers moving forward.

She recommends that schools update their waiver language.

You want to document that your members/students acknowledge their own responsibility for choosing to go out in public at this time.

If your martial arts school wants specific guidance on waiver language then you should contact an attorney licensed in your state.

It is important to note that Virus and Bacteria are excluded for coverage on standard Commercial General Liability policies.

She recommends that all facilities follow their local Health Department, State and CDC guidelines for reopening. 

MATA Certification Board Member and attorney Scot Conway submitted this example waiver for MATA members.

MATA is not providing legal advice and takes zero responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.

How to Apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan


Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

The PPP is from the federally funded U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a loan designed through the CARES Act 2020 to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.

The loan will be fully forgiven if the funds are used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities (at least 75% of the forgiven amount must have been used for payroll). Loan payments will also be deferred for six months. No collateral or personal guarantees are required. Neither the government nor lenders will charge small businesses any fees.

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  1. Russell Burke

    I am not seeing information on the waiver language.
    Is this available, as I am currently working on a new waiver and would like to compare.