McCarthy Bus

COVID-19 Information

We are taking every precaution to provide a clean and safe environment for all passengers and employees on our vehicles and physical properties by following state and federal guidelines.

A general daily clean includes removal of trash and sweeping of floors. During the COVID-19 pandemic, J.P. McCarthy & Sons is sanitizing and disinfecting vehicles daily and weekly. High-touch points are being disinfected daily and a “deep clean” of our vehicles is being performed weekly with an agent for use against SARS-CoV-2. This deep clean involves spraying/fogging the inside of the vehicle.

We have incorporated NanoSeptic technology into our operations. This technology works 24/7 and is used for self-cleaning surfaces by continually oxidizing organic contaminants.

Passengers are required to wear a face mask or face covering PRIOR to entering our vehicles AND for the entire time on bus.

Bus windows and roof hatches are to be touched by J.P. McCarthy & Sons employees ONLY. Furthermore, windows will be opened for the entire duration of a trip. Passengers are not allowed to adjust windows. This precaution is to provide an added element of safety by eliminating potential high-touch points and keeping more air circulation inside our vehicles.

Vehicles will have reduced passenger capacity to assist in social distancing and we have developed following protocols for loading and unloading of vehicles.

Loading:
Passengers will load bus from back to front. In this manner, first passengers on bus will sit in the back row.

Unloading:
In a controlled manner, upon arrival at the school we will unload row-by-row starting from the front of the bus working toward the rear. This will reduce the number of people passengers walk by and prevent crowding in the center aisle. Students are not to stand up from their seat until the row in front of them has been cleared. Once the driver announces that students can begin exiting the bus (again, starting from the front of the bus moving toward the rear), students can stand up and exit their row, move into the center aisle and begin exiting.

We have developed a Code of Conduct for the safety and well-being of our staff. This includes wearing a face covering or mask on all premises and company vehicles, having hand sanitizer available in offices, no-touch infrared thermometers, discouraging common area gatherings, requiring frequent washing and/or sanitizing of hands and other measures to maintain environmental health and safety. Maintaining social distancing, where possible, is paramount at our company as is the proper daily and weekly cleaning of our properties.

Additionally, we have implemented a technology-based configuration into our Electronic Vehicle Inspection Reporting program to document disinfection conditions. This is an enhanced tool we use in our company-wide safety program.


 
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