State allows hand sanitizer on school buses

Students will be allowed to transport up to eight ounces of ethanol-based hand sanitizer on the school bus. Buses may also carry no more than 40 ounces of ethanol-based hand sanitizer in a securely mounted dispenser.

The New York State Education Department made the announcement on Friday, Aug. 21. 

The new rule remains in effect during the period of the period of the Disaster Emergency declared per Executive Order 202 (related to the COVID-19) Emergency.