Riding the school bus: COVID-19

School bus services for the 2020–21 school year have been adapted based on the health and safety guidelines for school bus operations set by Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. This includes:

  • physical distancing by:
    • loading students on the bus from back to front;
    • offloading students from front to back;
    • seating students at a 2-metres (6-feet) distance from school bus drivers;
    • limiting students to 2 per seat, unless they’re from the same household and using assigned seats;
  • students and bus drivers stay home when they're sick;
  • ensuring students and bus drivers are washing or sanitizing their hands:
    • before; and
    • after boarding the school bus; and
  • cleaning and disinfecting buses after each trip, including high-touch areas.

Non-medical mask

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health requires non-medical masks as of December 1, 2020 for:

  • bus drivers; and 
  • children 10 years and older.

Masks are not required for students under the age of 10 but they may choose to wear one.

Review the health and safety guidelines for K-12 school settings, which were updated on November 19 to include requirements for:

  • non-medical mask use in school common areas; and
  • on school buses. 

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