Close MJUSD and Yuba County Schools NOW to prevent Covid-19 outbreak

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Close MJUSD and Yuba County Schools NOW to prevent Covid-19 outbreak

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading in the United States, especially California. There have been many cases of the virus here in California that are domestic transfer. Schools are close classrooms with students often touching each other, and the experts say it could have been spreading undetected in the United States for weeks because children may not show symptoms, but can be carriers to elderly grandparents or immune compromised family members or other students. 

California has already recommended that people discontinue gatherings of over 50 people. Bars and restaurants have been asked to limit service, the public is asked to stay 6 feet apart. So why are schools open? So many people are packed into tight spaces which is perfect for virus transfer. Who wants their kids to go to school when they are scared they will catch an infectious disease? This is not just the flu. This is a pandemic. Although the risk for kids to die is low, it is very likely that when students get it, it will spread to their parents, and then the elderly (those at the most risk) will get it.

While there are no confirmed cases in Yuba county, surrounding counties do have confirmed cases and many people in the county are complaining that they are unable to be tested. 

Marysville Joint United School District and neighboring districts MUST cancel class for the safety of students. The districts should not care about money. The districts should care more about student safety. We should just switch to online classes like how neighboring school districts are doing. This is doable. 

 

Share this petition with your friends. Maybe post it to Nextdoor. Maybe hang up signs in your community. Do what you can to make this a reality. Although closing schools is not THE solution, it is one solution to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

 

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