Eagle Bus Service is taking extra precautions with the COVID-19 virus and thoroughly sanitizing our fleet.
Considering the most recent information regarding the Coronavirus, we have evaluated our preparedness in the event of continued aggressive development in our service areas. We have taken our direction from recommendations made by the CDC enacting precautionary measures on all our school buses.
Bus is sanitized after each morning and afternoon route. Trained EBS janitorial staff will perform cleaning/disinfecting processes before and after each run using a fogger that will fill the bus with a hydrogen-peroxide mist disinfecting the entire bus, including spots our drivers have a hard time reaching. The fogging technology allows the disinfecting solution to hit more than 99 percent of the area. The fogging process will continue throughout the year as it has been shown to be the best practice when trying to keep students and drivers safe.
All drivers disinfect all exposed surfaces in their school bus vehicles every day using an effective anti-viral disinfecting product. This includes:
Eagle Bus Service provides all drivers with spray bottles with diluted bleach solution (approximately 1 tablespoon of bleach in 1 quart of water). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that for "disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective." Coronaviruses are what are called enveloped viruses, "meaning they are one of the easiest types of viruses to kill with the appropriate disinfectant product."
If a bus driver notices that a student is showing symptoms, they can try to quarantine the child and wipe down the seating area. Not only are we trying to get rid of the coronavirus, but we are trying to make sure our students don’t come down with the flu and other things that are also immune system depressants at the same time.
No more than one student per seat unless they are from the same household. Bus Attendant will seat students from back to front to avoid students passing each other. Seating will be determined by the order in which students board and unload. Students who board first in the morning will be seated in the back. This includes elementary students. Students that get off first in the afternoon will be seated at the front of the bus.
In addition, we are urging our drivers to use common sense and cleanliness best practices to avoid contracting the virus: