School closure across the United States immediately to combat the spread of COVID-19

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Gerardo Morado
2 years ago
Close schools

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Amy Micek
2 years ago
Based on data collected from other countries, it is clear that we need to shut down schools now to slow the spread of COVID-19. Saving lives is more important than the economy. Please act.

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Eva Heward
2 years ago
Many state and local leaders are already setting bans on large gatherings of social groups, meanwhile many schools are still allowed to remain open. Why should we let our children become the catalysts for the transmission of a disease in which we don't have enough information to fully understand and treat and that we are currently unprepared to handle?

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Dana Pazzas
2 years ago
As a first time expecting mother it’s unfair to have to risk the health of my unborn baby or taking a leave exhausting all of my days I saved for the time to spend with my baby girl if she needs me.

Please think of US—the educators, support staff and counselors. All of those who work in the schools across New York City. We are exposed every single day and may find it difficult to limit safe distance due to the number of children in a class or lack of space to expand in a building. As educators, we exhaust all necessary supplies and they’ve become impossible to find once diminished.

Our goal as NYCDOE employees is to ensure the safety and security of our children. Closing the schools will keep us all safe. We shouldn’t have to wait for things to get worse before there’s a change!! We need to do better for everyone!!

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Kim and David Silvey
2 years ago
Everything needs to shut down. Airports, malls, train stations, etc. Only things needed to stay open are hospitals, police depts, pharmacies. There should not be travel allowed outside of your state. Everyone should be made to self isolate. This is not going to get better until this is done.

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Concerned Educator
2 years ago
This is recommend by scientists and is the common sense way to control the spread. Let’s protect the kids (some are compromised), the staff (some are compromised), the family members (some are compromised), and the entire community. Let’s be proactive and not learn the hard way like Italy did. Please let’s use common sense, listen to the science, and be smart!

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Indu Gupta
2 years ago
Schools need to close. We are in the middle of two outbreaks. In order to keep this contained we need to keep kids home!

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Neena Ashish Raje
2 years ago
keeping kids Away from School for now will definitely help the Spreading of the virus ...

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Aarti Parmar
2 years ago
I am a concerned parent.

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Premal Jani
2 years ago
Please keep kids out of school.