Close DU campus due to COVID-19 cases in Denver and the Surrounding area.

Close DU campus due to COVID-19 cases in Denver and the Surrounding area.

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The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19 started in a public market in Wuhan, China. This has now spread to over 111,000 people around the globe and has caused almost 4,000 deaths, both totals higher than the SARS and MERS epidemics of the past. This virus can stay in the body for two weeks or more without showing symptoms, but over this incubation period, the virus can still be transmitted to others.

Many infected individuals may spread the virus without their knowledge. Many students may be infected and may bring transmit this virus into school and other public spaces. The incubation period is too long (over two weeks) to know the extent of the infection rate at this time.

In light of the new information that Denver county has received 2 new cases in the last week, the University of Denver should close the campus to prevent the spread of this deadly virus. 

We are asking , the Chancellor(Jeremy Haefner) of the University of Denver to close the campus to prevent the spreading of this virus. Since this virus may lay dormant for two weeks or even more in some cases. In classrooms, dining halls and during other crowded areas, the virus will inevitably infect people thus increasing the infection rate exponentially.

Considering this, we urge the DU campus to make the responsible decisions to close campus and facilities as to slow infection rates and keep students, their families, and everyone safe.

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