Massachusetts Easing COVID-19 Requirements On School Buses

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts is easing social distancing requirements on school buses.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said capacity limitations and physical requirements are being lifted for all elementary schools.

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The same goes for middle and high schools, except in districts with high community prevalence. However, two students would be allowed to sit on a bench.

These changes are only allowed if other COVID-19 safety precautions are taken, including wearing masks, opening windows by at least two inches, and having students remained seated in assigned seats. It is also highly recommended that there be a bus monitor on board.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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