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In the pre-pandemic world, school buses were like a moving playground - a loud, crowded free-for-all. When school buildings reopen for the 2020/21 school year, the bus ride to the building will look much different. Many districts are reducing the number of riders and making face masks mandatory.
If busing is a necessity for your family, Jennifer Grant, MD, an Infectious Disease physician with NorthShore, said parents should first check the busing rules for their districts, then review them with their children.
“Once you know your school district’s rules, you can practice riding the bus with younger children by setting up a “school bus” at home with chairs,” Dr. Grant said. “Children can role play with their masks and practice social distancing.”
Other tips Dr. Grant suggests are: