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Maintain Testing Protocols at BU

This petition is one of 111 petitions in the movement "Create and Enforce COVID Safety Protocols."Learn more about the movement.

Maintain Testing Protocols at BU

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Jacob Bergman started this petition to Boston University and

The recent announcement of the closing of the Agganis Covid-19 Testing Site raises serious concerns from students. With the closing of the Kilachand Center Testing Site in July, this reduction makes 808 Commonwealth Avenue the only testing site available to Charles River Campus Students - almost all of the undergraduates at BU. Faculty and staff are not effected by this change, as they have their own self testing sites at different locations around campus. We, as a student body, are alarmed at this course of action, and need Agganis to remain open so as to continue to prioritize the safety of the students. 

Continuous testing is fundamental to the continuation of BU while in the situation we currently are. Because LFA classes are no longer an option, testing is our lifeline to continuing the reopening of campus. Classes require a green badge, meaning students cannot avoid the testing program. If we test positive and need to isolate, we miss crucial coursework. And if cases rise, more and more students will be concerned about close contact tracing, and thus need to have access to immediate testing, something already unavailable. Please BU, your actions demonstrate a serious tone-deafness and lightening of a situation that cannot be taken lightly, particularly shocking given how steadfast BU's protocols were last year. Do not gamble with our health because you want to host sporting events and concerts. 

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