Allow Excused Absences at the Public, Private and Collegiate level in the Lehigh Valley

Allow Excused Absences at the Public, Private and Collegiate level in the Lehigh Valley

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Students and Parents of the Lehigh Valley Area started this petition to Local and County School Districts and Colleges and

To whom this may concern,

We are petitioning the Lehigh Valley local, county school districts and colleges to allow voluntary excused absences or close Lehigh Valley schools altogether. We need to take action to slow the COVID-19 proliferation, alongside using technology of today's day and age to practice remote teaching and other online options to continue student learning. Schools and colleges are hotbeds for virus transmission especially with students arriving back from abroad programs in Zone 3 countries and various spring break excursions across the globe. With many schools familiar with Zoom and other online programs being utilized by other colleges at various points in the US, it is inexcusable to put our students and family members at risk of something that could be avoided. We believe that we need to take action to protect our children, teachers, staff, healthcare workers and county citizens. 

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COVID-19 Current Live Stats according to John Hopkins CSSE

-113,579 confirmed worldwide, increasing by the day

-3,995 deaths worldwide

-80,735 confirmed cases in Mainland China

-9,172 confirmed in Italy (Major hub for Study Abroad programs in which have mostly returned due to the virus)

-607 confirmed cases in the US, only increasing by the day

(Updated: Monday, March 9th 3:00pm) 

 

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