On Tuesday, Director Stephen SLIWA, UCDSB and Superintendent Marsha MCNAIR met with me (virtually) to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak in the village and area. Recognizing the need to be in sync with our containment and mitigation strategies, we shared our plans and concerns.
I always fInd Director SLIWA to be a good listener and strong leader for the Board and this was consistent during our meeting. I shared that I have been asked several times what COVID-19 school bus cleaning policy had been established by the board. He has provided the attached document and I have cut and pasted the relevant portion. See the link below if you wish to read the full COVID-19 Transportation Response Policy
Cleaning of Vehicles
- A hard-surface disinfectant for use against COVID-19 as authorized by Health Canada will be utilized on high touch areas including handrails and seats in between each school run.
- Enhanced cleaning/disinfection to handrails, seats, seat belts, windows, walls below windows, steering wheel, driver controls and other parts that are commonly used and that may have been touched will also occur twice per day following the completion of each shift.