Cancel school for Shoreline School District due to Novel Coronavirus until we know more

Cancel school for Shoreline School District due to Novel Coronavirus until we know more

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Aiden Rouhani started this petition to Shoreline Schools District Superintedent

Recently— the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been making its rounds across the world, and the most recent area to be hit unexpectedly is Washington State, especially King County. Over hundreds of people could have been exposed for over a month to the virus and over 6 people have died in a matter of 2 days, 5 in Kirkland, a very close area to Shoreline, and one other in Snohomish County which is just ~25minute drive from Shoreline. (UPDATE: March 3rd, 2020 - 9 people now confirmed dead in Washington, original info from March 2nd*)

 

Many school districts have already taken the smart decision to cancel school due to the virus. However, Shoreline School District has still failed to make a decision that may prevent an outbreak in its school system and an unpreventable scenario to cancel school due to this virus, so why haven’t they already?

If we don’t cancel school and say a single district student or staff member gets infected with this disease, which fatality rate is 2.3% for all ages, 8% for 60+ and 15% for 80+, and spreads it to other students of which would happen easily due to the nature of this disease, many would get infected and many loved ones and family members are put at risk of death and may pass away. Many analysts predict that the Coronavirus will infect millions, so why not make the safest move now out of an abundance of caution to protect its students, staff members, and many families.

Physical school closure should happen as an abundance of caution and the district should look into online schooling, as even if the virus can't severely affect most students, who are young and healthy, some students may have fragile immune systems that give in to the virus, or, we bring the virus home and infect many loved ones of which whom some may be older and at a risk of death due to the virus. Many simulations and creditable officials say if we don't take action immediately and wait 3 weeks like Wuhan, then we will turn into the Wuhan of the U.S with a major epidemic and lots of deaths and cases on our hands, and if we don't initiate tough quarantining like China, it could get even worse. This is not an excuse just to have "no school", it's a real concern about the health of others in our community and around us.

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