Riverdale, IL asked in Contracts for Illinois

Q: How does it hold up if they don’t do it for other events in same week?

They have 3 home basketball games the very same week. They do not ask anyone to sign contracts to the sporting events. How would they be able to prove that someone contracted Covid from the dance or another mass gathering they held that week? I don’t see how their contract has any legal merit.

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Ana M. McNamara
Ana M. McNamara
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: I'm not sure what "contract" you are referring to. The school is not the one who would be proving Covid was contracted at their function (in fact, they would most likely be defending that claim). Dances involve close intimate contact, watching a sporting event does not, so I presume that is their rationale. At any rate, enforcing the contract is something the school attorneys would need to worry about.

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