REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Zūm, a leader in school transportation technology and services, today is announcing its 'COVID Protection Program' designed to safely transport students during and post pandemic, the 'Ultimate Guide to Student Transportation Post Pandemic,' and it's five-part 'Webinar Series on Back to School Post Pandemic.'
"The COVID-19 pandemic has posed an unprecedented educational equity crisis. We at Zūm take immense pride in working with our school districts and community partners to ensure equity and access for all students -- both during school closures and as schools reopen post pandemic," said Ritu Narayan, founder and CEO of Zūm.
Zūm's COVID Protection Program has been developed in partnership with seasoned school district administrators and industry leading experts from public health, transportation and education sectors. Beyond simply updating health and safety guidelines and procedures, the program leverages Zūm's technology platform including dynamic route management, contact tracing, and health and safety certifications, among other capabilities designed to promote social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Likewise, the program utilizes an innovative application of Zūm's mobile friendly parent, school, student, and driver app.
Zūm's app has long been used by parents, school staff, and drivers to seamlessly track student rides and easily communicate with multiple stakeholders. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Zūm has added tools to support symptom reporting and contact tracing with the ability to record and report potential exposure for any students or drivers during transportation, and quickly communicate with all relevant stakeholders. Zūm's technology platform enables leaders to optimize, plan, manage, and monitor student transportation while protecting the health and safety of students and drivers in real time.
Zūm's COVID Protection Program, will be made available to all public, private, and charter schools currently using Zūm's technology platform and transportation services with:
- Planning tools for reopening schools with social distancing
- Easy to disseminate health and safety resources for schools, parents and drivers
- Day to day COVID-19 symptom management tools
In anticipation of schools reopening post pandemic -- and our continued commitment to keeping students, drivers and our community safe -- today the Zūm Team is releasing the Ultimate Guide to Student Transportation Post Pandemic. The Ultimate Guide supports school district administrators, industry partners, and community leaders responsible for student transportation and the safe reopening of schools. Zūm will be updating the Ultimate Guide on a regular basis with links to new resources, recent webinars, and recommendations for back to school developed in partnership with experts across the education and public health sectors.
Finally, Zūm is bringing together school districts, city, and health community leaders in a five-part live webinar series. Please join the upcoming webinar, the second in a five-part live webinar series hosted by Zūm: "Stronger Together: Cross District Collaboration Post Pandemic," on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 10:00 - 11:00 am PT. To register for the webinar, click here.
If you have questions, suggested topics, or resources to contribute to Zūm's COVID-19 Ultimate Guide or any upcoming webinars, please email us at [email protected].
Zūm solves transportation challenges facing schools and families by providing a modern transportation management platform to schools, families and drivers. Zūm's technology platform and services save schools money, and reduce commute times for students by providing access to the right size of vehicles and qualified, vetted drivers. Zūm's technology platform also provides safety and transparency with robust reporting and real-time tracking of rides. Founded in 2015, and based in Silicon Valley, Zūm is backed by notable investors including Sequoia Capital, Spark Capital, and BMW iVentures. Visit us at www.ridezum.com.