Get a doctor's note from the Student Health Service and go to the Dean of Students office. They will officially notify your professors and then they cannot punish you for missing class regardless of what they syllabus says.
If your professor still tries to hold it against you, report them to the department head and to the Dean of Students directly. I seriously doubt there are a significant number of professors at SBU who flagrantly disobey university regulations, but if there are, report them and the university will have no problem dealing with them. I'm sure their department head won't be too happy either.
Lol you are so wrong. Last semester I literally almost lost my eye in an accident and broke my leg. My prof refused to give me a quiz I missed while in the hospital. I had notes from SASC, notes from the Dean, notes from my department head to her. Even notes from my lawyer. The bitch literally made my life a living hell the entire semester and told me to drop out of school if I was so disabled. It was disgusting.
I highly doubt the university didn't punish this professor if the story is actually as you've presented it here, but let's suppose it is. I've never once had anything like this happen and most of my professors don't even care if you have I doctor's note or not, so what's the chance that you have another professor who would commit fireable offenses, especially during a health crisis?
If we're going in a state of emergency, I hope the University will change attendance policies immediately and take further action. If this doesn't wake administrators up then I don't know what will. Where is the "Out of an abundance of caution"? We may have skipped the snow storms but we were hit with something way worse
I read in the post and on NBC “Other new cases include two people who were previously on a cruise” do we have further info about that cruise? I’m very concerned. Do we know what ship? I don’t want to be linked.
Oh sorry, Misinterpreted your question. Here is what I found with a quick Google search:
A state of emergency is a situation in which a government is empowered to perform actions or impose policies that it would normally not be permitted to undertake. A government can declare such a state during a disaster, civil unrest, or armed conflict. Such declarations alert citizens to change their normal behavior and orders government agencies to implement emergency plans.
I believe it also lets the state have more access to funds from the federal government
Weren’t you much more concerned about the flu a couple of weeks ago Mr. Cuomo?
“New York does not have one single confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, but we are taking every necessary precaution to protect against its spread into our state. We have been here before, and I want to remind New Yorkers that it is much more likely that they will be exposed to the influenza virus than to the coronavirus," Governor Cuomo said."I am urging New Yorkers to take basic precautions against the flu, such as regular hand washing and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. These measures will also help people avoid coming in contact with the novel coronavirus."
No surprise, first it was tell everyone the CDC (aka Trump administration) is terrible, now call for a state of emergency. Future predictions are Cuomo will continue to blame the Trump Administration even though the Dems called Trump a racist when he placed travel bans from Asian countries most effected by the Virus.
Predictable story line.... Cuomo and Dems are heros, Trump sucks.
There was an article in the Post today with quotes from Cuomo. Unfortunately I have no clue how to link. But here's a segment. There's more but I believe this makes my point
Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized the Centers for Disease Control Friday for the ongoing shortage of novel coronavirus diagnostic tests, and for the federal government’s confusing and contradictory statements about testing.
What he stated is a fact. First there were wrong tests, now there aren’t enough. And contradictory? To describe Trump? Under-god-damned-statement of the year right there. The dude flat out lies. Lies! About everything.
Instead of putting out more lies to save their ego, the politicians should all just fuking admit they were too confident and doubted the virus and now we're all screw.
We got media saying masks don't work because people don't know how to use it: IT'S LITERALLY PUTING IT OVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH AND LEAVE IT THERE! They are just covering up the fact we won't have enough masks because the politicians were too confident and didn't prepare any. Now they are asking people not to buy masks and give them to the health workers. MAYBE IF WE FREAKING PREPARED FOR IT THEN THERE WOULD BE MASKS FOR EVERYONE!
Just stfu and do something instead of just waiting for the virus to die out or waiting for China to take care of it.
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“A state of emergency frees up $30 million that will be used to expand testing and purchase items such as masks and protective gear for healthcare workers, the governor said.” -NY Post (excerpt from current article in original post)
My kid heard another student at a local high school in Saratoga County say to the school nurse, “I knew I had a fever. I had one yesterday too and my mom told me to try to go anyway.” THIS is why we can’t trust others in the community to do the right thing! Close it down and make the decision for us to keep everyone safe.