Petitioning the use of SUNY Brockport as a quarantine zone

Petitioning the use of SUNY Brockport as a quarantine zone

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Anonymous Student started this petition to New York State House and

I am starting this petition to bring awareness to the students' and community's voices surrounding SUNY Brockport and the Coronavirus.

Many of us were notified first by Facebook or the local news that up to 95 students (from other SUNY schools- no students are from Brockport) that have been studying abroad in countries that are infected with the corona virus may be quarantined in Gordon Hall on campus. They say that no students coming to be quarantined would test positive for Corona Virus, although most of us are wondering why they would even risk the chance of bringing people that have been in contact with the virus to a campus that has not yet been infected or threatened by the virus. 

This is not only dangerous to the College students, but also dangerous to all community members. The college is within a half mile radius of Brockport Central School District- which includes 3 Elementary schools, 1 middle school, and a High School. That puts a lot of employees as well as students in danger.

Yes, the media is putting a lot of anxiety and stress on the general public about the Coronavirus. Yes, we know that young people don't have a high mortality rate. Yes, we know that 80% of the cases are mild. Yes, we know that we should avoid touching our faces and wash our hands.

Although that does not take away from the fact that this was not talked to/ ran by the students and community members in a democratic way. We were simply told that this would now be apart of our community. It feels as though we have no voice on the topic of our own health and well being. All of this known information also doesn't change the fact that this area (Western NY) hasn't been threatened with the risk of the Coronavirus yet. Bringing these students to Brockport is risking the safety and well being of many. It is creating a risk and sense of nervousness that was not present before. 

 

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