Stop the Spread of COVID-19 by Pausing In-Person School Schedules

Target: Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education

Goal: Stop the deadly spread of COVID-19 by shutting down all in-person classes across the country.

There are already hundreds of new cases of COVID-19 in the United States directly linked to schools being reopened for in-person classes. Experts warn that re-opening schools is a bad idea, as an indoor, group setting is still considered to be the environment most ripe for disease. In addition, they worry about the elderly and at-risk population putting their lives on the line for an in-person education, including teachers, bus drivers, maintenance workers, and cafeteria workers.

There is no excuse for allowing in-person instruction to continue nationwide during this pandemic. Countless lives will be lost or permanently changed by allowing the spread of COVID-19 to continue unchecked. Sign our petition to demand that Secretary of State Betsy DeVos do her job and protect students and their families.


Dear Secretary DeVos,

You were warned by experts against reopening schools, but you did it anyway. Now there are hundreds of new cases of COVID-19 already connected to in-person instruction. This is unacceptable.

There is no valid reason to put people’s lives at risk for in-person classes. Until this pandemic is over, schools need to be 100% online. Any other option is not acceptable, as human lives are worth more than any excuse you can come up with for allowing this pandemic to continue.

If you care even a little about the lives of students and their families, stop in-person classes right now.


[ Your Name Here ]

Photo Credit: USDA

One Comment

  1. Robert Ortiz says:

    One of the best things to do right now would be to pause in person schedules. The public’s health is at stake.

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