Schools reopening for the 2020–2021 academic year has been a delicate and contentious subject. With the coronavirus still active in the US, parents, teachers, school administrators, community leaders, and politicians are still debating the steps to implement to keep the students safe from exposure to the virus. As part of their guidelines for schools and bus operators, CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends regular screening of staff and students for high temperatures, coughing, and other COVID-19 symptoms. Concomitant to the CDC guidelines, state education and health agencies are asking for similar checks before the students board the buses.
BUSLOC software now facilitates daily COVID-19 checks for students prior to boarding the school bus. The software is FREE for the staff, parents, and attendants/drivers to use.
The software module (Parents app and Driver/Attendant app) allows
School District Administrators can opt (in the Desktop version) for the steps to be included in allowing the student to board the bus. Schools and District Administrators can also view the daily activity reports; they can use these reports to inform any positive cases to the local health officials for contact tracing. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for setting up a quick demo of the COVID-19 module for your school district.
BUSLOC will soon be adding a Contact Tracing module to the software for the school staff and parents that allows the identification of any virus hot spots and help the school administrators isolate the hot spots to keep the school environment safe of the virus.