Close The Schools

Close The Schools

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Damien S started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and

Mike Pence announced that in order for a school to be closed down, someone in the building has to be diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus. He then goes on to say that the school will close for 24 hours and then it will reopen to the public. This is an inadequate proposal for many reasons. The first reason is that it can take a long time for someone to get diagnosed and by that point, they could spread it to countless of people. Testing is hard to come by, and for people without insurance it can cost upwards of $3,000. Side note: you should not be charging people thousands of dollars to take a test to see if they have a potentially deadly disease or not. We should not wait until someone is officially diagnosed with it in the building. At the very least, take it outside the building. You can wait until someone is diagnosed in the area. But ideally, we should close schools as a precaution to make sure no one gets infected in the first place. Also only being shut down for 24 hours is not going to do anything. Look at what Italy is doing. They shut down every school for 2 weeks in order to quarantine all people that are suspected of the disease. It also does not help that the person in charge of controlling this disease doesn’t believe in global warming. Some people will argue that some kids rely on school lunches, and while that is true and very unfortunate, this is a pandemic and we have to take a stance. Hopefully we can take the right stance.

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