CDC mask mandate necessitates masks on faculty buses, community transportation

Students board buses at the end of the school day at Edison Elementary School last October. The CDC's updated guidance now requires masks be worn on public transportation, which the agency said includes school buses.

Take note: This story has been updated to incorporate new details from Gov. Mike DeWine’s Friday information meeting.

Again to university suggests back to masks on buses for students throughout Ohio as COVID-19 conditions carry on to increase and the hugely contagious delta variant gets the dominant virus danger.

The Facilities for Illness Control’s current assistance demands face coverings by people making use of community transportation no matter their vaccination status. The mandate extends to faculty transportation.

“They are qualifying school buses and buses to be mass transportation and community transportation since we receive community dollars for it,” said Northwestern Community Superintendent Jeffrey Layton. “Our lawful counsels explained to us that we’re obligated to need masks of any individual on a university bus and which is common for all college districts.”