SAVE THE CUNY STUDENTS

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Don't wait before its too late!

As COVID-19 spreads across New York many schools have taken precautionary steps to safe-guard their students and faculty members by closing down school for multiple days. 

Yesterday (March 7, 2020) Gov. Cuomo declared a State of Emergency across NY due to the coronavirus. State of Emergency (NY Time) The announcement comes after a another 16 cases were detected overnight bringing the total positive count to 105 Cite

Gov Cuomo has acknowledged that we still do not have the necessary testing capabilities Cite. We therefore most likely have students who unknowingly are sick and spreading the virus. It is known that one who is asymptotic can still spread the virus Cite meaning students may not even show signs of being sick when they in reality are.

The University of Washington has moved classes online Cite (100+ cases in Washington) and nearby schools such as Touro (Flushing, NY) have closed down school due to the spread.

We request that CUNY, a public university, take precaution like other private/public schools and close (or move classes online) while state officials learn more about COVID-19 to limit the spreading of the virus along students and faculty. Many of CUNY's students and faculty have been exposed to people who are now in quarantine or were previously in quarantine. Students education should not come at the cost of their health.

Don't wait before its too late!