Online Class Option due to COVID for The University of Alabama

Online Class Option due to COVID for The University of Alabama

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Daryl-Marie Barkley started this petition to The University of Alabama and

Due to the severity of COVID-19, it is my strong belief that the University of Alabama should give their students the option to take Fall courses online. As of July 1, 2020, Tuscaloosa, Alabama is considered high risk due to COVID-19; those numbers can only increase with the influx of students coming to the university this upcoming fall semester. Alabama in itself has had cases of this virus rise daily due to the lack of seriousness this pandemic has been given. With flu season also approaching, this will also heighten the chances of students, staff and potential prospects of the university contracting the virus. 

While health and wellness is a concern, economically the option for students to take their fall courses would aid those who are in great financial need. Parents and students spend thousands of dollars in tuition each year due to fees such as room and board, meal plans and parking tickets; by giving students an option to go online, this would be less of a burden on those who are already in debt due to earning their education. Furthermore, this would be less of a headache if the virus worsens and refunds are mandated to be reimbursed. 

In conclusion, COVID-19’s death rate can stand in solidarity to reflect its seriousness. We as a society must also do the same in taking precautions that can prevent the further spread of this virus. The University of Alabama should give their students the option to take Fall semester classes online to protect its students, do their part in reflecting that the institution understands and is actively working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on its campus and increase awareness of the seriousness of this virus. 

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