Areas of Study
  1. While on buses, everyone – students, employees, and drivers must wear masks.
  2. Capacity will be added to the extent possible to allow for physical distancing while maintaining service levels.
  3. Additional interventions – regular cleaning, introducing fresh air, installing hand sanitizer stations, and optimizing routes to reduce time on bus – will provide additional layers of protection.
  4. KDES students will undergo temperature checks before boarding, and will follow loading/unloading procedures.

Riding the School Bus

  • Windows will be open to introduce fresh air.
  • Masks must be worn while waiting for and on the bus.
  • Students will sit in every other row, and will load from back to front.
  • Sanitize hands when boarding and leaving buses.
  • Maintain social distance at bus stops.


Maintain universal and proper use of masks while on bus.

Hand Sanitation

Install and utilize hand sanitizer stations at bus entry.


Protocols and PPE can help protect drivers and monitors who spend prolonged periods of time on buses.


Increase ventilation and airflow to the extent possible.


Reduce capacity and increase physical distance to the extent possible.

Loading & Unloading (KDES)

Implement temperature checks and other protocols for loading and disembarkment to reduce exposure.

Trip Duration

Shorten time on bus as much as possible through eliminating/consolidating stops, adding buses, and route design.


Clean and disinfect buses at end of day, between routes.

Contact Us


Chapel Hall 102

(202) 250‐2738

(202) 651‐5505

(202) 651‐5704

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