What is the process for cleaning buses?

The Maryland Recovery Plan for Education requires increased cleaning and disinfection for buses. For each route bus, the school system will provide one spray bottle of cleaning solution for use on high touch areas. Further description of the cleaning process outlined below: After each morning, noon, and afternoon route, the driver will clean high touch areas of the bus, following the manufacturer's instructions for the cleaning product being used. These include:

  • Bench seats occupied by student
  • The backs and tops of seatbacks in front of each occupied seat
  • Side walls next to occupied seats
  • Handles on all emergency exits and emergency windows when a student was seated next to one
  • Windows, window frames and ledges of occupied seats (again, only driver or bus attendant will open or close)
  • Handrails in stepwell