Bus transportation will continue to be provided to all schools next year. WLWV School District and First Student will develop protocols for loading and unloading that includes visual screening for students exhibiting symptoms along with a log for contact-tracing. It will be expected that any student exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will stay at home.
Students riding the bus will be spaced further apart from one another. Potential exposures on a bus are significantly reduced by three feet of distance, in combination with seatbacks that provide physical barriers between rows.
Buses will be cleaned frequently, with targeted cleanings between routes, with a focus on disinfecting frequently touches surfaces of the bus. Bus drivers will be required to wear face coverings. Families will be encouraged to drive their children if possible to help with physical distancing.