Things will look a little different today when your child steps on the school bus. State health regulations are suggesting school bus drivers and students wear a mask, limit bus to 50% capacity, and maintain regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces. Troy Voigt president of Voigt’s Bus Company says school districts and bus companies have been preparing plans for months and feel families will adjust quickly.
Voigt says while there is no perfect solution they are working hard to ensure the safety of students and drivers. He says while they are ready to go this fall, the pandemic hasn’t helped with the already existing bus driver shortage.