CLOSE NYC SCHOOLS

CLOSE NYC SCHOOLS

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Anonymous Student started this petition to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and

The corona virus is spreading rapidly fast and in a city like NYC, it is almost inevitable. Sharing classrooms, elevators, desks, bathrooms, simply just sharing a common space is a life threat at this point. It is urgent that schools be closed down. There has already been 11 cases as of March 4th, 2020, and who know how many more that have not been confirmed? A friend gets it from a friend who got it from a friend who was in contact with another friend? And pretty soon ... we all have it. How many more people, how many more days, how much longer until someone does something about this crisis? This is a health issue! We are all at risk and the governor refuses to admit it. Cuomo claims that “we are still at low risk” but is it really a low risk? A low risk for who? A low risk for those who can stay home without fearing the loss of their job or being behind in school? What about those who have to work? Those who live pay check to pay check? Those who have no choice but to take the MTA to commute to work and school everyday? Action needs to be taken, and it has to happen immediately. They say they’re cleaning schools and taking safety measures but bacteria spreads much quicker than you can spray it and wipe it down. Schools need to be temporarily closed, deeply cleaned and disinfected before students are able to return back to school. I don’t feel safe in my learning environment and it shouldn’t be this way. 

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