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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Page for Student Transportation

Nicole Schlosser
Posted on March 19, 2020
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

Related Topics: COVID-19, driver wellness, emergency planning

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