Petition to Close NYC Schools and Provide Paid Leave

This petition is to demand the closure of schools in New York City and to provide emergency paid leave to school staff and school crossing guards, until the City is able to actually have a handle on the spread of the Coronavirus. This is for public and safety and health, which should be prioritized above all else.

*Afterschool programs should be able to run all day for parents who are unable to take off from work, which means vouchers need to be given to parents to cover the cost.

Governor Cuomo has recently declared a State of Emergency for New York due to the increasing spread of the Coronavirus. There are new cases of those who test positive on a daily basis. There is also the fact that testing is not being made available to thousands as promised, especially in Black, Brown and Low Income Communities. Mayor De'Blasio and Chancellor Carranza, seem to have forgotten about Our children throughout this pandemic. Many conferences and even some social gatherings have been cancelled, but yet Parent Teachers Conferences and daily school activities are being held with no true concern for the safety of the children, teachers, staff and families. They are dropping the ball and we cannot allow the health and safety of the people to be compromised for political pandering. Many private institutions in New York City have already taken the necessary steps to close and there has been reports of one public school with a student that tested positive for the Coronavirus in Brooklyn, a teacher at another school and ao forth.

We demand that all schools in New York City be closed, that all schools be thoroughly disinfected and that educators, staff and school crossing guards be given immediate emergency paid leave. We must do better to be better abd the time is now.

Who's signing

Anna Mahtesyan
Jennifer Johnson
Juli Hedrick
Virgen Santiago
Dawn Stern
Vanessa herma Abreu
Mbetty BumparsEbanks
Cheryl Persaud
Tamika Gregory
Negus Adeyemi
Margaret Hetherman
Regina Ruiz
Shaheda Afroza
Michelle Sanchez
Myriame Bernadotte
Marlene Barnes
Josie Canales
Angelina Font
Melissa Ventura
Lelitza Ford
Brittany Rivera
Sheri Greenspan
Jennifer Soto
Maria Soler
Aixa Rodriguez
Nicole Green
Cre Pendergrass
Aury Almonte
Yanira Ferreira
larry morley
500 signatures

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  • Anna Mahtesyan
    signed 2020-03-15 17:46:23 -0400
  • Jennifer Johnson
    signed 2020-03-15 15:12:50 -0400
  • Juli Hedrick
    signed 2020-03-15 11:10:06 -0400
    This measure is long overdue
  • Virgen Santiago
    signed 2020-03-15 10:54:05 -0400
    School should be closings i work in a school kitchen it not easy
  • Dawn Stern
    signed 2020-03-15 10:27:21 -0400
    Children are vectors. They show few if any symptoms but many go home to inter generational homes. We need to close the schools close the restaurants movie theaters. For at least two weeks if not longer
  • Vanessa herma Abreu
    signed 2020-03-15 09:18:38 -0400
  • Mbetty BumparsEbanks
    signed 2020-03-15 03:27:43 -0400
  • Cheryl Persaud
    signed 2020-03-14 20:42:12 -0400
  • Tamika Gregory
    signed 2020-03-14 10:53:37 -0400
  • Negus Adeyemi
    signed 2020-03-13 15:13:49 -0400
  • Margaret Hetherman
    signed 2020-03-13 06:02:28 -0400
  • Regina Ruiz
    signed 2020-03-12 23:41:03 -0400
  • Shaheda Afroza
    signed 2020-03-12 22:46:48 -0400
  • Michelle Sanchez
    signed 2020-03-12 17:54:38 -0400
  • Myriame Bernadotte
    signed 2020-03-12 17:05:07 -0400
  • Marlene Barnes
    signed 2020-03-12 15:09:12 -0400
    I have a grandson who attended nyc public schools and if the NBA NHL AND THE MET BROADWAY CAN SHUTDOWN UNTIL APRIL NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS SHOULD DO AS WELL
  • Josie Canales
    signed 2020-03-12 15:03:13 -0400
  • Angelina Font
    signed 2020-03-12 12:23:19 -0400
  • Melissa Ventura
    signed 2020-03-12 11:17:45 -0400
  • Lelitza Ford
    signed 2020-03-12 07:17:08 -0400
  • Brittany Rivera
    signed 2020-03-12 06:37:44 -0400
  • Sheri Greenspan
    signed 2020-03-12 03:14:28 -0400
  • Jennifer Soto
    signed 2020-03-12 01:54:20 -0400
  • Maria Soler
    signed 2020-03-12 00:33:03 -0400
  • Aixa Rodriguez
    signed 2020-03-11 21:51:03 -0400
  • Nicole Green
    signed 2020-03-11 21:03:58 -0400
  • Cre Pendergrass
    signed 2020-03-11 17:56:40 -0400
  • Aury Almonte
    signed 2020-03-11 17:26:36 -0400
  • Yanira Ferreira
    signed 2020-03-11 17:18:35 -0400
  • larry morley
    signed 2020-03-11 14:19:04 -0400