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COVID-19 Transportation Resources and Q & A

COVID-19 Resources

CDE's top priority is the health and safety of all students, educators and communities in Colorado. The department has compiled school transportation-related resources below to help provide guidance to schools and districts during this time.

COVID-19 School Transportation Q & A

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What procedures should we consider for cleaning and disinfecting school buses before and after they are returned to service?

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have resources that provide guidance on safe, effective materials and procedures for cleaning and disinfecting school facilities, including school buses.

Generally, current guidance recommends cleaning and then disinfecting high-touch surfaces at least daily on buses that are in service, using common cleaning products, followed by approved disinfectants. When possible, workers should use personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves, gowns, eye protection, and masks.

What are the bus manufacturer recommendations regarding bus cleaning?

Bus manufacturers have posted comprehensive school bus cleaning and sanitizing/disinfecting procedures on its website, including specific recommendations for the types of products that may be used on different bus interior surfaces without damaging them. Avoiding degradation of bus interior materials, such as safety belts and seat covers, is an important consideration.

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