CDC: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility Guidelines
CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting to the COVID-19 Response, May 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Considerations for Schools (CDC)
COVID-19 Resources (National Association for Pupil Transportation)
Parental Transportation Waiver Form (NJDOE)
Transportation FAQs (NJ Department of Education)
What Bus Transit Operators Need to Know About COVID-19 (CDC)
OCSD will explore options to increase space between students on buses, however, NJDOE requirement regarding bus tiering, along with bus driver shortages and other factors may limit the ability to space students on buses that accommodate social distancing objectives. If the School District is providing transportation services on a school bus, a face covering must be worn by all students who are able to do so upon entering the bus. In situations where students are unable to wear face coverings, the students’ individual situation will be addressed by school administration.
To limit possible physical interaction among students on buses, students should board the school bus by filling the back rows first, and then progressing forward. When leaving the bus, students should exit in the opposite order. Windows should remain open when possible.
OCSD will also attempt to increase parents/guardians awareness of the ability to waive transportation for the school year.