SAVE NEW YORK STUDENTS FROM CORONA

SAVE NEW YORK STUDENTS FROM CORONA

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Wokjak Rookie started this petition to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and

Recently, it's been publicly announced that several New York college campuses have either closed or are undergoing an instructional period to resolve how to go about handling long-distance teaching. 

We as elementary, middle, and high school students of New York state request that our schools be closed or moved to online alternatives in order to ensure the safety of non-college students as well as that of all the staff who work at such schools. Liability of catching or transmitting the airborne, extremely contagious disease only increases if no necessary action is taken soon. This, combined with the fact that New York is consistently reported to be one of the top 5 states with coronavirus case counts (with now over 400 cases and still going), poses a large risk to the well-being of New Yorkers as a whole.

As the author of the CUNY petition wisely put it, students' education should not come at the cost of their health, despite attempts to maintain the safety and stability of the school system itself. Contrary to one stance in particular, school is currently NOT a safe place to stay for kids nor for anyone else.

Additional links: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-updates-united-states.html

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/03/health/us-coronavirus-cases-state-by-state/index.html

https://www.thecut.com/2020/03/which-states-have-coronavirus-and-how-do-you-minimize-risk.html

"COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in 46 states and Washington, D.C., with the largest outbreaks in Washington State, New York, and California... As of Wednesday morning, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York rose to 421, and thousands of people in the state are under self-quarantine as a precautionary measure."

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