Coronavirus: CDC no longer requires masks on school buses, vans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer requires masks on school buses.

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The rule change came with the CDC’s change in masking guidance issued on Feb. 25.

According to the CDC’s website, “Effective February 25, 2022, CDC does not require wearing of masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs.”

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The change was to match the CDC’s guidance that masking was not recommended in schools and early education settings in areas with low or medium COVID-19 risks. The risk in your area can be determined on the CDC’s website.

While the department has decided to lift the requirements, school systems can still require passengers to wear masks while riding a bus or van.

Masks are still required on what the CDC calls an “indoor conveyance” such as a transit bus, plane or subways, or at transportation hubs.

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