The Sudbury Student Services Consortium has informed the public of a change of policy requiring all students from junior kindergarten to Grade 12 to wear a mask on the school bus as of Monday, Sept. 21.
Currently, junior kindergarten to Grade 3 students are encouraged, but not required, to wear a mask on the school bus.
Exceptions will be allowed for students with health problems or special needs that prevent them from wearing a mask, said a press release from the consortium.
While respecting the guidelines issued by the Ontario Ministry of Education and the public health office, the Sudbury Student Services Consortium is prioritizing the health of students and school bus drivers and monitors, said the press release.
The consortium also announced today that 14 school bus routes will be cancelled for the week of Sept. 21 due to an ongoing shortage of bus drivers. That’s down from 19 routes this past week, and 25 the week before.In an effort to support students and families, the Sudbury Student Services Consortium has created a COVID-19 Procedures area on its website at businfo.ca.