Photo courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Photo courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) respiratory disease pandemic has spread rapidly and presents a serious public health risk. All 50 states have now reported cases of COVID-19, and many states have closed K-12 public schools, a move that heavily impacts students, parents, school district employees, and, of course, pupil transporters.

To help our readers stay up to speed during this ever-changing situation, School Bus Fleet has corralled its coverage of the Coronavirus and COVID-19, as well as additional resources, all here in one place.

SBF Coverage of COVID-19:

June 2, 2020: School Bus Safety Product Supplier Unveils Temporary Mask Purchase Program

May 29, 2020: First Student Delivers Over 1 Million Meals During School Closures

May 29, 2020: Freedman Seating Launches Line of Passenger Protective Equipment

May 27, 2020: Dean Transportation, Independent Bookstore Launch Virtual 'Story Time'

May 26, 2020: 10 Keys for Contractors to Protect Business During COVID-19

May 22, 2020: VIDEO: School Bus Drivers Say Heartfelt Goodbye to Students

May 21, 2020: CDC Releases Guidance for Reopening Schools, Social Distancing on School Buses

May 19, 2020: Lawmakers Introduce PPP Flexibility Act

May 18, 2020: 5 Questions: Gary Sawyer on Delivering Resources, COVID-19 Uncertainties

May 15, 2020: Pupil Transporters Pay Tribute to 2020 Graduates

May 14, 2020: New Zonar Inspection Reporting Feature Aims to Aid in School Bus Cleaning

May 13, 2020: Blue Bird Offers School Bus Disinfection Guide

May 13, 2020: Webinar Advises Contractors on Getting Paid, Protecting Business

May 13, 2020: National Pupil Transportation Associations Launch Return-to-School Task Force

May 11, 2020: School Bus Safety Product Supplier Donates 90K Masks to Pupil Transporters

May 11, 2020: Collins Bus Parent REV Group Sells Shuttle Businesses, Boosts School Bus Focus

May 8, 2020: Montana School Opens With Bus Service

May 7, 2020: School Bus Drivers: The Forgotten Asset

May 7, 2020: Webinar to Provide Guidance to Contractors on Protecting Workers, Business

May 5, 2020: Dean Transportation School Bus Drivers Deliver Over 300K Meals to Students

May 4, 2020: 247Security Producing Protective Equipment for Medical Workers

May 1, 2020: 8 Tips for Cleaning School Buses in the Age of Coronavirus

April 30, 2020: VIDEO: School Bus Drivers Let Students Know They Miss Them

April 28, 2020: COVID-19 Crisis Strengthen Pupil Transporters' Commitment

April 27, 2020: Business Law Firm Offers SBA Loan Application Resources

April 24, 2020: Trump Signs New $484B Stimulus Bill Into Law

April 23, 2020: Michigan District School Bus Drivers Train to Help Students With Online Learning

April 22, 2020: NSTA Encourages Inclusion of School Bus Drivers in Proposed Federal 'Heroes Fund'

April 22, 2020: Webinar Offers Tips for Preparing to Return to Service Post-COVID

April 22, 2020: Rosco Joins Efforts to Supply Medical Equipment to N.Y. Health Care Workforce

April 21, 2020: Zonar Offers School Bus Drivers Tips for Staying Safe During COVID-19

April 21, 2020: Update: Relief Package May Replenish Small Business Administration Loan Program Funds

April 20, 2020: New N.J. Law to Help School Bus Contractors Get Paid During COVID-19

April 17, 2020: Small Business Administration Programs Run Out of Money

April 17, 2020: Transfinder Offers Free Test Drive of School Bus Routing Solution

April 16, 2020: Webinar to Address Best Practices for Returning to Service Post-COVID

April 15, 2020: District Installs Oven Inside School Bus to Keep Meals Hot

April 13, 2020: HopSkipDrive Expands Services to Increase Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 10, 2020 - From Business Fleet - CARES Act Analysis: 17 Takeaways for Applicants

April 10, 2020: NSTA Cancels Summer Conference, Safety Competition

April 8, 2020: Collins Bus Staff Member’s Son Treating N.Y. COVID-19 Patients

April 8, 2020: Bus Parts Supplier Manufacturing Protective Equipment for Medical Professionals

April 7, 2020: Together, We Rise

April 7, 2020: Pay Attention to the School Bus Industry Before It's Too Late

April 6, 2020: VIDEO: Florida District School Buses Bring Wi-Fi to Students

April 6, 2020: Webinar to Focus on Navigating the CARES Act for Small, Mid-Sized Businesses

April 2, 2020 - From Luxury Coach & Transportation (LCT) and Metro Magazine: Tips for Getting Small Business Administration Bridge Loans

April 1, 2020: New Pa. Law Permits School Bus Contractor Payment Agreements During COVID-19 Crisis

March 31, 2020: N.Y. Associations to Governor: School Transportation Funding Needed During, After COVID-19

March 30, 2020: GM Partners to Mass Produce Critical Care Ventilators

March 27, 2020: Grant Helps District Install Wi-Fi on School Buses

March 27, 2020: Trump Signs Coronavirus Relief Bill With Over $30B for Education

March 26, 2020: NSTA Applauds U.S. Senate's Passage of, School Transportation Funding in CARES Act

March 26, 2020: Guidance Issued for Families First Act to Support Nation During Crisis

March 25, 2020: Thomas Built Buses Suspends Production After Worker Contracts COVID-19

March 24, 2020: Global Ground Transportation Institute Launches Online Career Center

March 24, 2020: Pupil Transporters Pitch in to Help Families Cope With COVID-19 Crisis

March 23, 2020: NSTA Keeps Urging Contractor Pay During Congressional Stalemate Over COVID-19 Aid

March 23, 2020: NAPT, Transfinder Launch Webinar Series to Help Districts During COVID-19

March 23, 2020: School Bus Contractors Share Struggle With COVID-19 Impact

March 20, 2020 - From Metro Magazine: Ground Transportation Groups Request $12B for Essential Infrastructure

March 19, 2020 - From Metro Magazine: United Motorcoach Association Forum Focuses on Ways to Help Operators During COVID-19

March 18, 2020: NCST 2020 Postponed, National Stop-Arm Survey Canceled Due to COVID-19

March 18, 2020: Goodyear to Temporarily Shut Down Manufacturing Across the Americas

March 18, 2020: Wi-Fi Equipped School Buses to Prepare Students for Homeschooling

March 18, 2020: Transfinder Offers Free Communication App to School Districts During COVID-19 Shutdown

March 17, 2020: NSTA Calls for School Transportation Funding During COVID-19 Shutdown

March 16, 2020: Districts Working to Keep Paying School Bus Drivers During Coronavirus Closings

March 11, 2020: 2 N.Y. School Bus Drivers Contract Coronavirus

March 10, 2020: School Districts Take Precautions Against Coronavirus

March 5, 2020: - From Luxury Coach & Transportation (LCT) - Your Guide to Coronavirus and Your Business

Other Resources:

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQs for Transportation Providers (from Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP)

Small Business Administration

Best Practices: COVID-19 Webinars from Transfinder/National Association for Pupil Transportation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

COVID-19 Cases Reported in the U.S. (CDC)

American Public Health Association - Preventing Coronavirus

John Hopkins University & Medicine - Coronavirus Resource Center

U.S. Department of Education

National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) - Coronavirus and Student Transportation Report

NASDPTS - List of State Directors

American Bus Association - Coronavirus: Facts Not Fear

United Motorcoach Association COVID-19 Resources for Motorcoach Operators

NPR: Map Tracking the Spread of the Coronavirus

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