Close VSB schools due to COVID-19 virus concerns

Close VSB schools due to COVID-19 virus concerns

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Liam Tannock started this petition to Vancouver School Board

Due to concerns about the novel coronavirus, ourselves and other Vancouver students recommend closing down schools during the pandemic, for numerous reasons. A lot of us are very concerned about our own and our relative's safety. We think we would all feel a lot safer if we were able to stay home, especially since the health board has recommended against the gatherings of 250+ people, and many of our schools have over 1,000.

Even if students, who usually will have robust immune systems are not directly susceptible to the coronavirus, the infectious nature of the virus may permit it to spread to other members of our family. In doing so, we could be infecting those who may have other problems with their immune systems, like the elderly or young. Given the best route for our safety is staying away from large groups of people, We think it is in our best interest. I even know some people personally who have had to stay home due to their family members having immune system problems, and not wanting to contribute to spreading the virus to those family members.

Overall, We believe that being able to self isolate and not be forced to go to school would decrease the chances of the virus spreading to others, and overall keep our beautiful city even safer. 

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