Emergency: Close California Schools to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID19)

Emergency: Close California Schools to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID19)

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Anne Novak started this petition to Governor Gavin Newsom

Protect Californians now! Immediately close all California schools. Coronavirus (COVID19) is showing up in the community. As of today, March 5, 2020, there are 62 confirmed cases in California and 8,700 Californians in self-quarantine. Coronavirus can be deadly. The first person died in California from a known case of Coronavirus on or about March 4, 2020. Governor Gavin Newsom, declared the State of Emergency the same day. Now it's time to close the schools @GavinNewsom.

Widespread testing in California isn't happening yet, so there's no way to know who has been infected.  According to the California Department of Public Health, "Approximately 515 persons have been tested to date." That's a ridiculously low number of people tested. South Korea has discovered more than 6,000 cases through testing. California has no clue.

People can be asymptomatic and contagious. That means before Californians show obvious symptoms of Coronavirus they can spread it all over. Cleaning schools is not going to stop the outbreak. Closing schools will slow the spread of Coronavirus.

COVID19 is lethal for some people. Students, teachers, parents, and others with respiratory issues such as asthma are at great risk. The elderly and people with health issues are also at great risk of death.

We ask for you, Governor Newsom, to take immediate action to protect California--protect our students, teachers, families, elders, healthcare workers, first responders, and everyone right now with statewide school closures before it's too late!

Classes can be taught over the internet with live streams on YouTube or elsewhere. It would be cheaper to provide computers to the limited number of homes that don't have them than wreck havoc with our healthcare system by delaying school closures. Working parents will be required to stay home from work when their children get sick. What happens when parents catch the virus from their kids?

School closures are inevitable as seen in countries with Coronavirus outbreaks. Take Action. Close California's schools now to save lives, our economy, our infrastructure and set an example for other states across the country.

Delaying school closures can result in sickness, suffering and even death for many Californians who are putting their lives in your hands.  Let your leadership guide us through this pandemic. Close all California schools now! Thank you for helping protect California.

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