COVID-19 Testing And Protocol Agreement

In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Affair Recovery has put in place safety rules and precautions. We require all in-person EMS Weekend participants to:

  1. Complete a PCR test the MONDAY before EMS Weekend.
    • Self administered PCR tests and at-home tests will not be accepted.
    • Antigen rapid test results will not be accepted.
    • PCR tests are also called molecular tests, viral RNA tests, and nucleic acid tests.
  2. Email your PCR test results by noon on the THURSDAY before EMS Weekend to support@hope-now.com. If you receive a positive COVID-19 result, please contact us immediately via email. We will attempt to reschedule your reservation for the next available in-person EMS Weekend OR arrange for you to attend the EMS Weekend virtually from your home.
  3. Have health screenings each morning including temperature checks.
  4. Wear a face mask at all times except during small-group breakouts, while sitting down eating, when outside or while in my hotel room.
  5. Practice social distancing by allowing six feet of space between themselves and others.
  6. For additional details, please see the below Informed Consent Section.

Here’s what you need to know about PCR testing:

What is a PCR test? Also called molecular tests, viral RNA tests, and nucleic acid tests, PCR tests are used to detect genetic material of the coronavirus.

Where can you get a PCR test? Several major pharmacy chains now offer PCR testing at select locations, including CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid. To schedule an appointment, you may have to complete an initial questionnaire. You can get tested for free through Curative at one of 10,000 participating locations. The Curative test swabs the mouth instead of nose.

How much does a PCR test cost? Right now, many sites are offering PCR testing free of charge to adults and children over the age of 3. For more accurate pricing information, please contact your insurance and the testing location of your choice.

How long does it take to get PCR results? On average, it can take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours (some locations say up to seven days) to receive PCR test results. These times will vary depending on the testing location. To ensure you get your results in time, please contact the testing location of your choice.

The safety of our EMS Weekend participants is our top priority. To that end, if you have any questions about PCR testing or any of the safety requirements we’ve put in place, you can contact us at support@hope-now.com or 1-888-527-2367. Please understand that these rules and precautions may be updated at any time to better protect our participants.

Informed Consent for PCR COVID-19 Testing

  • I have read the above, and I voluntarily agree to undergo a PCR COVID-19 test in accordance with this agreement.
  • I agree to email my PCR results to the Affair Recovery team by noon on the Thursday before attending EMS Weekend in person.
  • I agree that if I test positive as outlined I will not attend the scheduled EMS Weekend in-person and will not be eligible for a refund, however I will be eligible to reschedule my reservation to the next available in-person or Virtual EMS Weekend.
  • I agree that I will not travel to EMS Weekend if I have a fever or COVID-19 symptoms or if I have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and I will immediately notify Affair Recovery prior to Friday of EMS Weekend.
  • I agree that if I have a fever or symptoms during EMS Weekend, I will be required to self-isolate, and will no longer be able to participate in-person.
  • I understand that there are risks associated with undergoing a diagnostic test for COVID-19, and I understand that there may be a potential for false positive or false negative test results.
  • I agree that if I do not undergo a PCR test in the specified timeframe, I will not be allowed to participate in EMS Weekend unless, in rare circumstances, Affair Recovery has given me express written permission to still attend, at which point I agree to be tested by Affair Recovery staff upon arriving at TBarM and will be charged a $100 testing fee to my current credit card on file per test.
  • I agree that I am not eligible for a refund if my spouse or I do not get PCR tested in the timeframe and method as outlined in this agreement.



COVID-19 Warning and Waiver

Warning. The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is reported to be extremely contagious. There is no proven treatment or cure for COVID-19. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life threatening illness and even death. In the event you decide to attend an Affair Recovery EMS weekend retreat in-person, Affair Recovery cannot prevent you from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while attending the retreat or otherwise receiving in-person services from Affair Recovery. Additionally, while the United States Centers for Disease Control recommends that proper social distance be maintained and that masks be worn at all times, due to the nature of the activities during the EMS retreat, Affair Recovery is not requiring all participants in the EMS retreat to wear masks at all times during the EMS retreat weekend.

Waiver and Release. I have read and understood the above warning concerning COVID-19. I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 for myself in order to attend the EMS Weekend retreat and to enter the premises of T Bar M Resort and Conference Center. I release and waive my right to bring suit against Affair Recovery, LLC, T Bar M Resort and Conference Center, and their respective officers, directors, managers, officials, agents, employees, contractors or other representatives and any other participants in the EMS Weekend retreat in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to attending and participating in the EMS Weekend retreat. I understand that this waiver means I give up my right to bring any claims including for personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence, and I give up any claim I may have to seek damages, whether known or unknown.