Petition for Cornell Tech to Take Action against On-Campus Spread of COVID-19

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Petition for Cornell Tech to Take Action against On-Campus Spread of COVID-19

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Cornell Tech Against Coronavirus started this petition to Cornell Tech and

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a threat to the well-being of the Cornell Tech community. This morning, the New York governor declared Statewide Emergency over coronavirus. As the confirmed case rises to 12 in New York City and 70 in Westchester County, students at Cornell Tech are concerned about continuing the in-class student gatherings.

We appreciate the new policies that have been taken by Cornell University provost’s office to protect the well-being of the Cornell community. However, while most instructors and students at Cornell Tech acknowledged the high risk of holding in-person classes and agreed that more actions need to be taken, the school administration has not made a clear plan regarding the university’s day-to-day operations. We understand the difficulty of making any changes to the research and teaching activities as well as for the overall operation of the university. However, the risk for campuses located in New York City such as Cornell Tech and Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences should and must be assessed and addressed differently compared to the main campus. We have noticed that several courses' instructors have decided to hold class remotely starting this week. We think it will be of greater health benefit to both students and the instructors at Cornell Tech and other campuses based in NYC, if the school permits the freedom of choices between in-class or online streaming for both students and instructors, at least for the incoming several weeks.

We are optimistic that, under the effective leadership of Cornell University, our concern regarding the lecture styles would be well-addressed. We look forward to complying with any enhanced policies from the school to protect us!

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