PETITION TO IMMEDIATELY CLOSE NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS

PETITION TO IMMEDIATELY CLOSE NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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R . started this petition to Mayor of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and

Dear New Yorkers,


The Coronavirus Pandemic is increasing at alarming rates each day as it is
persistently threatening and potentially fatal to the lives of many people.


Students, teachers, and staff are at high risk attending New York Public Schools
where there is a heightened risk of exposure to students from all over the
boroughs and especially since the public commute is inevitable for many, with
crowds of people who may carry the disease and infect students. This affords a
precarious state of public health and has a negative effect on the educational
experience of students. Teaching and learning is impossible under such
conditions: lack of student attendance, concentration, suspicion, and staff concern.
New York City is a bustling community and the Big Apple is one of the first for all
the major world issues to arise. The President of the United States has declared a
State of National Emergency and so has New York. Several states and major
cities have decided to CLOSE their public SCHOOL systems and New York is
severely lagging behind in such progress. The current system of shuttering schools
based on the arrival of confirmed cases is short sided and unwise. Contrary to
New York, the governments of those cities and states are motivated to safeguard
the lives of many people and bring an END to this crisis.

It is blatantly wrong and unjust for the government to continue to be oblivious to
the countless petitions that have been mounted by teachers, students, parents,
school personnel, and many notable entities including notable politicians and the
teachers' union president, Michael Mulgrew.

THE ONLY POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO THE CORONAVIRUS IS TO HAVE THE STATE IN TOTAL SHUT DOWN. Just yesterday, Xi Jinping has expressed satisfaction in the diminishing cases across China, while others are experiencing influxes. This clearly suggests that perhaps, more serious measures need to be taken.

Our municipal government is jeopardizing the well being of New York City students by compromising the health of its residents and children for some trivial interests of the minority.

New York's number of confirmed cases is getting out of hand and currently comprises 1/5th of all positive reported cases in the U.S.

Therefore, it is imperative for New York City Public Schools to be closed to prevent the further rapid growth of this virus.

SOCIAL DISTANCING is the KEY in preventing the spread of COVID-19, but schools contradict that.

PLEASE JOIN ME IN THE CALL FOR THE IMMEDIATE CLOSING OF ALL NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THIS EFFECTS EVERYONE!

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