Close down BUHS before COVID-19 Spreads to us

Close down BUHS before COVID-19 Spreads to us

Started
March 13, 2020
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Steve Perrin
Signatures: 8Next Goal: 10
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Why this petition matters

Started by Riley A. Peale

The reason why we need to close BUHS soon is that currently, we are just waiting for someone in our community to test positive for the virus. That is a problem for multiple reasons. 

1. COVID-19 takes 2-14 days to show symptoms, and in that time they are still able to transmit the virus. If one student or teacher gets it then they could spread it to other students or teachers. That's a large risk considering the packed hallways, the cafeteria, or classrooms. 

2. Several organizations and countries are canceling events including E3, NBA, and Adobe Summit. Countries are telling people to cancel events with more than 250 people attending and we have over 700 students here (statistic from 2016-2017).        I think that's too many people who could come near someone at risk from the virus such as the elderly, or the immune-compromised.

Waiting around for someone to get sick and possibly spread it to other students or teachers is a terrible decision. If the school isn't being closed for the sake of academics, a solution would be to do it online since most of the work we do is on Google Classroom anyways.

In summary, we should close BUHS for a while because large amounts of the student population could get sick and spread it to other communities and/or spread it to high-risk populations. Closing BUHS for at least 30 days would protect the students, their families, and high-risk populations from the virus.

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Decision Makers

  • Steve Perrin