WE, THE UNDERSIGNED RESIDENTS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAYFIELD, COUNTY OF LAPEER, STATE OF MICHIGAN, OBJECT TO THE PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION LIMITING THE NEW INTERNATIONAL LAPEER DRAGWAY HOURS. WE SUPPORT THE DRAGWAY OPERATING SUNDAY-THURSDAY FROM 9:00AM TO 8 PM AND FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9:00 AM TO MIDNIGHT UNLESS THERE IS A VERIFIED ACCIDENT CAUSING DELAY AND THEN WE AGREE TO ALLOW THE RACE TO BE COMPLETED.Read more
Matthew VakulaWixom, MI, United States
Created Sep 5, 2019
Petition to Ruth J. Simmons, John Sharp, Greg Abbott, PVAMU , Prairie View A&M University, David Allen, Dr. Timothy E. Sams
We need to come together and initiate a change. We must use our voice to evoke a change on how the remaining HALF of the semester is conducted. The abrupt end to the current semester had immensely affected the social life of students, the Graduating seniors and the overall quality of life of all students on campus.
COVID-19 has created an unprecedented crisis for PVAMU students, for which many have had their access to the university and academic success hampered due to inequities in resources, failure to comply with disability accommodations, increased joblessness, the need to support our families, and a continuous battle with remote learning.
Given the current climate, it is not reasonable to expect students to produce adequate work or perform at their optimum, when they are fearing for their lives, battling what could be toxic home lives, and managing with mental strain and stress.
We need As now! The extension of P/NP and late drop deadlines is not enough, nor is P/NP across the board P/NP mandate. We have students who are being faced with withdrawing from the school, faced financial cripplement, and faced with the possibility of having to take additional semesters to get off of academic probation or fulfill graduation and professional school requirements.
The pandemic continues to exacerbate both the physical and mental health of students and their family, and health comes before academics, as to how one can perform at the highest degree with deteriorating wellness and consistent worry.
My proposal is that PVAMU students be granted the modified Triple-A Model, wit the first third of the class receives an A+,the middle third an A, the bottom third A- and the bottom 10 percent receive a B+. We feel that this is the best decision to prioritize student wellness as well as commitment to academics. We ask that PVAMU continues to be the leader in the COVID-19 response.
Verbin Young IIIUnited States
Created Mar 19, 2020
Petition to Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Mark McGowan, Roger Cook
Doug Ford announced new closures for Ontario to curb the Covid second wave. Included in the closures was ski hills, but all other forms of recreation are available to enjoy. Skiing should be the safest sport to participate in with face coverings, mandatory space between patrons (skis and snowboards easily facilitate social distancing), riding chair lifts with only family, in a time of immense negativity, this can also help our mental health, not to mention the exercise that we all desperately want.
Most ski hills have created enough rules on their own to help keep COVID at bay on the slopes. If we are unable to support our slopes and ski hill employees we may lose some of the resorts we have due to not being able to break even this year. Historically most resorts have 3.5 months to make the money they need to pay for not only staff and taxes but also improvements, mortgages, and new opportunities.
Ontario is the only province, state, or territory in North America to shutter ski hills.
We want Premier Doug Ford to allow skiing during this pandemic, because it’s also an opportunity for peaceful sport, family time, and exercise for young children up to and including adults in a safe outdoor fresh air environment. Keep the lifts and slopes open, close the shops and restaurants to help mitigate Covid spread.
Please Premier Ford reconsider your position. Thank you. Read more
everywhere. The city of Chicago's current regulation on horse-carriages is that they can operate which horse-carriages can operate to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a very reasonable request and it maximum temperature in which horse-carriages can operate in Chicago to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. We cannotRead more
Aryana SwansonChicago, IL, United States
Created Jun 10, 2017
Petition to Singapore Government, Ministry of Trade and Industry
Note to all: Don't donate money on this petition. It does not go to the businesses or us, it goes to the host website (change.org) for marketing. Save your money! Don't donate here!
Instead, you can donate here to a fund initiated by Ray of Hope SG to help home bakers in need.
2 May Update: Good news! Circuit Breaker Measures to Ease for Home-Based Businesses from May 12
On 25 April, it was published in Berita Harian that HDB has decided that small home-based F&B businesses need to cease their operations. Berita Harian has also released an article about a $1000 fine and Straits Times has announced the new rule on the morning of 26 April here: https://str.sg/JMbb
Nonetheless, we hope that this petition will make HDB revise their approach to handling home-based businesses in light of the pandemic situation.
We shouldn’t always look to prohibitions and bans as the immediate and best way to handle the spread of the pandemic, especially when it involves the livelihood of small-income families.
With the circuit breaker measures already in place for 3 weeks now, it is high time to allow home-based businesses to adapt their operations around the measures rather than prohibiting them from operating altogether.
Essential services have still been operating and registered couriers have also been able to deliver items with strict restrictions here and there. So, arguably the same approach could be taken for small home-based F&B operations.
The measure issued by HDB today is causing a lot more trouble than is being accounted for - with these home-based businesses being ceased, families are facing even more financial constrains, their cooking supplies are in surplus culminating costs with no profits in the months of quarantine to come.
Our stand is that small home-based businesses can and should continue operating with as little impact on the circuit break rules as possible. Mainly by complying to these measures:
- Adherence to food hygiene rules as stipulated by Singapore Food Agency under the HDB/URA's Home-Based Small Scale Business Scheme (Updated February 2020)
- Implementing social distancing measures when executing deliveries:
For pick-ups: This should be treated like an Essential Service so customers should be allowed to pick up their food the same way that they would go to the grocery store to buy their essentials, i.e. alone, with face mask and without any unnecessary loitering.
This is already part of the regulations for essential F&B establishments that are allowed to continue operating.
Alternatively, home-based sellers could call a GrabExpress to deliver their treats to the customers. So as to not breach social distancing efforts, there should be no mass deliveries allowed, i.e. there can only be one delivery guy to one destination.
Avoid face-to-face deals by leaving the packages outside their homes, right when they are notified by the deliverer’s arrival. To ensure hygiene standards continue to be adhered to, sellers must make sure the food is contained and sealed properly, placed on a surface elevated from the floor, away from shoe racks and anything else that is unhygienic. Lastly, the food should not be left outside for longer than a minute so sellers and deliverers must be in close correspondence via phone or text.
TAKE FURTHER ACTION: Besides signing the petition, you can also share with us the stories and testimonials of people who have been affected by this ban. This can also be your own personal stories. They will not be shared with the public.
They will be used as data for future correspondences with the relevant authorities. Hopefully, with enough testimonials and petition signers, HDB will have the heart to take meaningful action and help the small business owners during this difficult time.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead more
Minnesota salon professionals are being deeply affected by the COVID-19 crisis. We are independent contractors, hourly employees and also small business owners.
A conversation needs to start about how we can safely interact with our clients when we can open up our much needed businesses. The communication between the government and our industry is lacking and needs to improve. Also, more than half of us are self employed, and we do not qualify for UI benefits and have had no income for at least 7 weeks during this shut down (more if the stay at home order is longer than May 4).
We are asking that when you do allow salons to open up, there be guidelines in place like the following: Continue social distancing with allowing only a certain number of stylists and clients in the salon at a time. Also screening every staff member and client each time they come in and ask them a couple a simple questions 1. Have you been exposed to anybody who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? 2. Have you been experiencing any symptoms of shortness of breath, fever or chills? Also, temperature checks for all working stylists before their shift and for clients before they can receive a service. Masks and gloves to be worn by stylists and clients during their time in the salon. Also, stylists taking extra time between appointments to disinfect their stations/chairs.
Please consider our requests, as we are eager to open our businesses. We understand we cannot resume as "normal" but feel confident that in following these guidelines we can start to get to a new normal.
Ashley Halland, owner of Lavish Salon Wayzata Read more
Ashley HallandMinnetonka, MN, United States
Created Apr 13, 2020
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