School buses still subject to federal masking regulations regardless of mask mandates lifting
Although Gov. Phil Murphy has given the green light on students no longer having to wear masks in schools, the situation has not changed on school buses.
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School buses continue to be subject to federal masking regulations.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says bus operators, including operations by public school districts, and their passengers, are required to wear masks.
There are limited exceptions, which include those under the age of two, those with disabilities who cannot wear a mask or cannot safely wear a mask because of a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities and persons for whom wearing a mask would create a risk to workplace health, safety, or job duty.
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The CDC states passengers and drivers on school buses must wear a mask unless the driver is the only person on the bus. The requirement applies to all school buses whether publicly or privately owned.