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Concerns about Covid-19

 

By School Transportation News, March 13, 2020

Dear STN Reader,

Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and evolving ramifications for student transporters nationwide, STN Media Group and School Transportation News is immediately postponing the TSD Conference that was scheduled to begin on March 20 in Frisco, Texas. 

STN arrived at this decision with a heavy heart after spending the past days and weeks closely monitoring the situation, as schools nationwide continue to close, some indefinitely. It became clear that moving forward with the event posed too big of a risk to our attendees and vendors who still planned to attend as well as to our staff. 

STN is currently exploring options to hold the TSD Conference later this year in conjunction with the STN EXPO Indianapolis or Reno. Look for details on the new date and location in the coming weeks. In the meantime, STN staff is working on identifying a path forward for registration, the roadeo and trade show. 

Please contact  Alice Hung Sabedra for specific questions regarding registration. Please address exhibitor and sponsorship inquiries to Tony Corpin and educational inquiries to Ryan Gray 

Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.

 

The STN Team

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of face masks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty

Photo Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For more information, please visit the CDC website. Additional helpful links are below: 

People at High Risk: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html
How it spreads:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html 
Symptoms: 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html 
Prevention & Treatment: 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html
Frequently Asked Questions: 
 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html 

 

Download these helpful CDC guides on hand-washing related topics:

Major Airline Responses to Covid-19

Flying to Dallas and concerned about your flight? See the official statements of American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines below:

American Airlines: Coronavirus: Latest Information from American Airlines
Delta Airlines:
Coronavirus news: Our commitment to customers
Southwest Airlines:
 Our promise to you, our Customers during coronavirus (COVID-19)
United Airlines: 
Coronavirus (COVID-19): What we’re doing to keep customers and employees safe