Close Mercer Island School District Because of Corona Virus

Close Mercer Island School District Because of Corona Virus

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Minh Luu started this petition to MISD

As we write this, as many as 190 people have already been infected in King County alone.  Many of those infected may have been out in the community, spreading this virus without knowing it. Although there have not been any confirmed cases on Mercer Island, many students travel off island to play sports and participate in other activities. Those students may get infected in other locations and then bring the virus to school, putting everyone at risk.

The incubation period for this is simply too long to know who is infected and who isn't.

Although the virus may not be particularly lethal to many of the students, who are young and healthy, many students are medically fragile, and this virus may be deadly to them.  Also, many students go home to vulnerable adults, such as disabled parents, grandparents and infant siblings.

We do not write this petition to get out of our school work. We expect our teacher to provide us with assignments to do at home, and we will work hard to complete those assignments while school is closed.

We also do not want to put ourselves and our parents in the position of choosing between our education and our health.

We write this petition to urge you to make the responsible decisions to keep the students, and their families safe.

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