Shut down ALL NYC Schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19 before it's too late

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Shut down ALL NYC Schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19 before it's too late

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Jonathan Lin started this petition to NYC DOE and

The newly developed Corona Virus has over 125,000 confirmed cases and over 3,800 deaths worldwide. This Corona Virus spreads really easily and is super deadly to its victims. In the United States alone, there have been over 1,200 cases, with over 40 deaths.

The United States is not ready for COVID-19 at all.  We do NOT have enough beds, we do NOT have enough medicine, our doctors have NOT been trained, and most importantly, WE DON'T EVEN HAVE THE CAPACITY TO CONDUCT TESTS ON SYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS. Watch this VIDEO to see how badly the US is handling the Corona Virus

Risk is at an all-time high, while politicians are telling us to stay calm, that risk is low, and that everything's under control, but that's NOT true at all. We are at a state of emergency, and risk is exceedingly high. Everyone should be on their highest alert and prepare for the worse. 

Covid-19 is especially dangerous in New York City, as it's hugely populated. Just in the past week, New York had an increase of over 100 confirmed cases, and the amount of cases per day has been growing exponentially.

NYC Schools are a breeding ground for the Corona Virus and SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN. Schools in NYC are overcrowded and don't even have the supplies to sanitize. Most schools in New York don't even have soaps, or paper towels, or even working sinks. How can a student prevent the spread of the virus if they can't even wash their hands?

NYC Schools MUST be SHUT DOWN, and students should STAY HOME. Every part of going to school is a gateway to getting Covid-19. From riding the bus, taking overcrowded trains, and having classes in schools with 1000s of students from all over NYC, every step is a chance closer to getting the Corona Virus.

Once a student gets infected, the virus will spread rapidly, not only to other students, but also to their family members when they get home, especially to those with medical conditions, and the elderly.

Shutting down all NYC Schools will prevent, or at least slow the spread of the Corona Virus, and may actually help keep schools open more in the long run. If we close schools now, the cases will remain low, and we'd only have to close until the number of COVID-19 cases stops growing. If we wait until this epidemic worsens in NYC, more people will be infected, and schools will have to be closed for a longer amount of time.

Attendance at NYC Schools should be excused starting now. We know some people depend on NYC Schools as a means of getting hot meals, getting care, or to stay warm due to financial issues. The solution is to keep certain schools open for those needed individuals, while making attendance for other students un-mandated. 

SIGN THIS PETITION TO CLOSE DOWN ALL NYC SCHOOLS, AND TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.

Mayor DeBlasio, Governor Cuomo, NYC DOE, NYC Health MUST ALL TAKE ACTION NOW!!

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