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COVID-19 INFORMATION

CDC Releases Guidelines For Reopening Schools

The Washington Post (5/19, Meckler, Weiner) reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has “laid out its detailed, delayed road map for reopening schools, child-care facilities, restaurants and mass transit” on its website. The document recommends schools remain closed in “step one” of reopening, and be allowed to operate with “enhanced social distancing” measures in step two. For schools, the CDC “recommended a raft of social distancing policies: desks at least six feet apart and facing the same direction, lunch in classrooms, staggered arrival times, cloth masks for staff and daily temperature screenings for everyone.” Also, buses should “leave every other row empty, bars add sneeze guards and child-care centers limit sharing of art supplies.” The document “does not mention a hybrid model for schooling that would combine in-person and online education, though many districts are considering that.”

CDC Guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/php/CDC-Activities-Initiatives-for-COVID-19-Response.pdf

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School Closing / Budget Vote Update

(Email Sent to Membership 5/4/2020)

On Friday, May 1, 2020, Governor Cuomo announced the closing of all schools and college facilities in New York for the remainder of the academic year.  A decision on whether or not summer school will be opened will be decided at the end of May.

By Executive Order # 202.26, the Governor also set June 9, 2020, as the uniform school budget vote day across New York State.

Board member elections will also take place on June 9 by absentee ballot.  Absentee ballots will be mailed to all eligible voters within the school district in a postage paid return envelope.  There will be no in person voting as we have done in the past.

Schools and colleges must create reopening plans that re-image school facilities in response to the COVID-19 realities.  The plans must consider how to contain the spread of the disease in our schools (and school buses), how to provide for student safety, when and how to resume extracurricular activities, among other concerns.  Plans must be submitted to the State for approval.

NYAPT will assist in reopening efforts by forming a work group to continue the process of collecting best practices and identifying concerns and challenges relative to transporting students in the COVID -19 environment.  Information collected by the work group will be provided to all members and partners via email, website, webinars and other means of communications.  NYAPT has also reached out to Regent Rosa, who is forming the Regents Task Force on School Reopening requesting school transportation representation be included on the task force.

We have a lot to do as an industry to resume transportation services.  We are confident, however, we will get through this challenge and come out the other side better than when we went in.  Let's get ready for opening day!

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From the York Department of Health regarding bus cleaning and disinfecting:  https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/cleaning_guidance_public_transportation.pdf

US Department of Health and Human Services https://www.hhs.gov/

The Centers for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/

New York Department of Health https://www.health.ny.gov/

US Department of Education https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus?src=feature&utm_source=ECS%2BSubscribers&utm_campaign=dae2840c29-ArtsEd_Digest_4.1.2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1a2b00b930-dae2840c29-53618623

John Hopkins COVID-19 Map  https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

Preliminary Guidance on the Preparation of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak in New York State

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/schoolhealth/schoolhealthservices/coronavirus/nysed-covid-19-second-guidance-3-13-20.pdf

Guidance on Statewide School Closures  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/schoolhealth/schoolhealthservices/coronavirus/nysed-covid-19-third-guidance-3-17-20.pdf

SED Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/schoolhealth/schoolhealthservices/coronavirus.html

From the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT):  https://www.napt.org/blog_home.asp?display=34

From FMCSA (USDOT) - Waiver in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency:  FMCSA CDL Waiver-3.24.20.pdf

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (19-A information)  https://dmv.ny.gov/motor-carriers/information-and-forms-article-19

New York State Education Department http://www.nysed.gov/

FMCSA Expanded Emergency Declaration https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/expanded-emergency-declaration-under-49-cfr-ss-39023-no-2020-002-relating-covid-19

Governor Cuomo's Executive Orders:

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2028-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency

Department of Motor Vehicles Closure Announcement: https://dmv.ny.gov/press-release/press-release-03-21-20

School Bus Fleet - PA passes a law to require school districts to pay contractors during Pandemic closures:  https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/738006/new-pa-law-permits-school-bus-contractor-payment-agreements-during-covid-19-crisis

Disruption to Drug and Alcohol Testing Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/drug-alcohol-testing/disruptions-drug-and-alcohol-testing-due-coronavirus-disease-2019

What Bus Transit Operators Need to Know About COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/bus-transit-operator.html

Cleaning and Disinfecting Buses - Resources

IK2200091 - Cleaning an IC Bus.pdf- IC Bus Cleaning Guidance

http://www.newyorkbussales.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/20-0326REV-A-SERVICE-UPDATE-Proper-Disinfecting-of-School-Buses.pdf - Bluebird Bus Cleaning Guidance

NYS DOH Puplic Transportation Cleaning.pdf

https://thomasbuiltbuses.com/content/uploads/2020/03/COVID19-Cleaning-Instructions.pdf - Thomas Bus Cleaning Guidance

http://www.nasdpts.org/Documents/NASDPTS%20Information%20Report-Coronavirus%20and%20Student%20Transportation.pdf


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Resolution 2006-018  Chapter Recertification

Resolution 2006-019  Waving Motorists Policy

Resolution 2007-001  Funds Transfer

Resolution 2003-002 Check Signing Authority

Resolution 2003-003  Check Signing Process

Resolution 2003-004 Absentee Ballots

Resolution 2003-006  Election Protocols

Resolution 2003-007  NYAPT Thematic Slogan

Resolution 2004-001  Signators to Accounts

Resolution 2005-001  Investment Accounts

Resolution 2005-002 Investement Accounts

Resolution 2005-004  Cyr Establishment

Resolution 2006-001 Seat Belts

Resolution 2006-002 Money Market Account

Resolution 2006-003  Occasional Driver Policy

Resolution 2006-007 Official NYAPT Logo

Resolution 2006-008 Official Spokesperson

Resolution 2006-009 Unattended Bus Policy

Resolution 2006-010 Roadeo Reimbursements

Resolution 2006-011 Instructor Fees

Resolution 2006-012  Individual Payments for Expenses

Resolution 2006-013  Payment for Goods and Services

Resolution 2006-014  Travel Cost Reimbursements

Resolution 2006-015  Credit Card Policy

Resolution 2006-016  Special Needs Training Needs

Resolution 2006-017  Cell Phone Usage

Resolution 2006-018  Chapter Recertification

Resolution 2006-019  Waving Motorists Policy

Resolution 2007-001  Funds Transfer

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