Changes regarding student masking to take effect Tuesday, September 7

Last Updated on: 1st September 2021, 10:05 am

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority will be implementing the OCDSB and OCSB’s recent directive regarding student masking as of Tuesday, September 7, 2021.  

All students from grades Kindergarten to 12 will be required to wear a face mask (cloth or medical), on all vehicles, including school buses, vans and wheelchair buses. Please note that a neck warmer or scarf is not considered an appropriate face mask on board vehicles.

If your child has a medical condition that does not allow them to wear a mask or special needs that make mask-wearing difficult, please advise OSTA, the Operator or the school. We appreciate your continued efforts to keep students and our drivers safe.