• Transportation

    EPS Safe Spaces begins at your doorstep! All EPS transportation vehicles will follow these health safety protocols:

    Before your student boards the bus…

    • Families will screen for coronavirus at home before student boards the bus. (See link at right.)
    • Students will wear face coverings and practice social distancing at bus stops.

    On the bus...

    • School bus capacity will be about 50%. Students will alternate between sitting by the window and sitting by the aisle to create as much space between riders as possible, recognizing that it is not always feasible to maintain 6 feet of social distancing. Household members will be allowed to sit together.
    • Students and drivers will wear cloth face coverings while on the bus.
    • Students will sit in designated open bus seats beginning with back seats first; buses will unload from front first.
    • Some windows will remain open for increased air circulation (weather permitting)

    Between routes…

    • Bus seats, rails, grab handles, seat belts, windows will be cleaned between routes.
    • An electrostatic sprayer (“fogger”) will be used to disinfect each bus between AM and PM runs, and again at the end of the day.

    Please note: Plexiglass shields between the driver and the door were considered, however the Minnesota State Highway Patrol does not allow plexiglass barriers on school buses due to safety concerns.

  • Transportation

    COVID Self-Screening

    Students and staff should self screen for symptoms of COVID-19 EVERY DAY before coming to school. Click on the header to view the self-screening protocols. Visit our At-Home COVID Screening for Students and Staff page for printable PDFs for you to keep handy at home.