AllentownSchool District

ASD COVID-19 Transportation Protocols


Parents/guardian/caregivers are to perform a symptom screening prior to leaving home to go to the bus stop each day to see if the student is experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, sore throat, headache, loss of taste or smell, muscle pain, diarrhea or vomiting.  Students with symptoms need to stay home.


  • Students must wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth.**
  • No student will board the bus without a face covering.
  • Practice social distancing at bus stop.
  • No food or drink allowed on bus.
  • Assigned seating by school administrator by bus stop order.
  • If student displays symptoms during the ride to/from school, the driver or monitor must complete a bus incident report and notify the First Student Location Manger immediately.  First Student will notify the building principal.

**Children two years and older are required to wear a face covering unless they have a medical or mental health condition or disability, documented in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or IDEA, that precludes the wearing of a face covering in school. Accommodations for such students should be made in partnership with the student’s health care provider, school nurse, and IEP/504 team.

Bus Entry and Exit Protocols:

  • To School Entry-Students fill back seats forward at the direction of the driver.
  • To School Exit- Students exit from front seat to rear.
  • Return Home Entry- students are seated by order of stop.
  • Return Home Exit- students exit by order of stop.
  • No individuals, including parents, guardians, and other caregivers, allowed on the bus, unless necessary (i.e., to assist a student with a disability).

Bus Ventilation:

  • Open windows, if weather allows, to improve ventilation.

Bus Cleaning and Disinfection of Buses:

  • 2 Times Daily (after AM routes and PM routes).
  • Wipe down high touched surfaces between runs.