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Physical distancing is most challenging on a school bus due to the limited space available. Strict physical distancing between riders of 6 feet is not practical, as that would result in as few as 12 riders per bus. 

For that reason, it is required that all students, drivers, and monitors wear a mask or cloth face covering while riding the bus to and from school. GCPS’ Transportation Department also is taking 
the following steps:

  • All riders will be assigned seats on the bus.
  • Buses will be cleaned between morning and afternoon routes each day. 
  • Masks or face coverings will be required on the 
  • bus for students and staff. 
  • Should a COVID-19 case be confirmed among those on a bus, the bus will be taken out of service to be disinfected.
  • To maximize air circulation, roof hatches and windows will be opened.
  • Children who become sick during the day may 
  • not ride the bus home.
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