Brampton and Mississauga school bus routes canceled due to COVID-19 staffing issues


Published January 17, 2022 at 10:12 am

Dozens of school bus routes in Mississauga and Brampton are on hold due to COVID-19 staffing shortages.

Student Transportation of Peel Region (STOPR) has updated its list of bus routes impacted by COVID-19 staff shortages.

More than 60 routes servicing schools in both Brampton and Mississauga were temporarily canceled on Monday as STOPR said it is experiencing high rates of absent drivers due to COVID-19.

Bus routes temporarily cancelled due to COVID-19 will be cancelled for approximately five to 10 days. And while STOPR said some routes could be back in service by Wednesday, other routes may take as much as a week to return to normal.

You can find an updated list of school bus routes impacted by COVID-19 on the STOPR website.

STOPR encouraged parents and students to sign up to receive our automatic transportation alerts online.

“These alerts will include late bus run information and cancelled run notifications as well as ‘anticipated return to service’ dates,” STOPR said online. “These are unprecedented times and we appreciate your continued patience and understanding.”

Students in Brampton and Mississauga were scheduled to return to in-person learning on Monday (Jan. 17) after the province sent students back to online learning due to surging COVID-19 case numbers, but a winter storm blanketing most of southern Ontario delayed the return to in-person classes.

All classes were cancelled at the Peel District School Board on Monday while students at the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board continued with virtual learning.

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