- Amana Elementary
Masks Required on Buses
September 2, 2021
Dear CCA Families;
MASKS ARE REQUIRED ON BUSES AND ALL OTHER CCA TRANSPORTATION
Starting Thursday, September 9, 2021, any student without a mask or not properly wearing a mask will not be allowed to ride a school bus and parents will be responsible for taking their child(ren) to school and picking them up from school every day.
Students riding Clear Creek Amana school buses and any school transportation are required to wear a face mask following federal orders provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Exemptions: There are exemptions in the CDC’s order, including:
- A child under the age of two.
- A person who cannot safely wear a mask because of a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
CDC GUIDANCE AND THE LAW WE MUST FOLLOW:
What happens if I don’t wear a mask in an indoor area on a public transportation conveyance?
On conveyances with no outdoor spaces, operators of public transportation conveyances must refuse to board anyone not wearing a mask that completely covers the mouth and nose. On conveyances with outdoor areas, operators must refuse to allow entry to indoor areas to anyone not wearing a mask. Operators must also require that everyone on board (or in an indoor area of the conveyance, as applicable) wears a mask for the entire duration of travel, subject to the exclusions and exemptions in CDC’s Order. If a passenger refuses to comply, the operator must disembark the person at the earliest safe opportunity (or relocate the passenger to an outdoor area of the conveyance, if feasible). People who refuse to wear a mask may be subject to a civil penalty.
Which public transportation conveyances does the order apply to, and in which areas?
The Order applies to all public transportation conveyances traveling into the United States (i.e., arriving from a foreign country) or within the United States (including within states or territories or traveling between states or territories). This includes school buses. The Order also applies to all conveyances leaving the United States until they arrive at a foreign destination.
Students will be continually reminded by posters on the buses, school announcements, bus drivers and staff. We appreciate your cooperation in reminding your child(ren) to wear their masks on the bus to avoid losing their ability to ride the bus to and from school.
Joseph E. Brown, Sr