Petition for UMASS Boston to Take ALL Classes Online Against COVID-19

Petition for UMASS Boston to Take ALL Classes Online Against COVID-19

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Daryl Quek started this petition to University of Massachusetts Boston

Dear University of Massachusetts Boston,

Before writing this petition, I have always trusted in UMB faculty and the Boston Public Health Commission and also the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Some of my buddies and I were actually really concerned about whether or not we shall be continuing trusting and kept relying on the health center. 

The second outbreak of COVID-19 has been a tremendous threat to the well-being of every individual in the community. Large number of people are being infected and also confirmed with the coronavirus and we have no reason to ignored everything. Even-though we kept receiving email from our University saying that the CDC assesses the immediate health risk from COVID-19 to the general American public as low, but cautions that we should all prepare for the possibility of broader exposure to the virus in the United States. 

We study at UMB, we do not want any “low risk” of COVID-19, all we want is a firm answer, saying everything is fully “cleared” from this outbreak. We are worried, anxious, and tired-some. We are tired of seeing at other communities being infected. What the body of students want is that we need an online courses to prevent ourself from others, not a course about attending lectures during this unfortunate period, especially classes that are larger than 50+ capacity.

Please do not forget about the first case in North America, where a guy recently traveled from Wu Han, unfortunately exposed to the COVID-19, and dear lord, he goes to Umass Boston. Even though the university remains vigilant in monitoring this health situation and is actively planning how to respond to any potential increases of risk to the campus community in the future. Therefore, we strongly urge the school to take all classes via online.

Until now, many school including: Stanford University, University of Washington, Seattle University, and also Columbia University have implemented live streams campus-wide. Many other colleges are also now actively planning on taking all classes online. This movement will greatly decrease the chance of spreading the virus. 

We all have trust in University of Massachusetts Boston faculty, students and administers that our concerns with the urgent problem will be fully and thoughtfully addressed.

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