Leander ISD will downgrade to yellow COVID-19 protocols

Protocol changes will be effective Oct. 13. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
Protocol changes will be effective Oct. 13. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Protocol changes will be effective Oct. 13. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Leander ISD will downgrade its COVID-19 mitigation stage from red to yellow Oct. 13. Superintendent Bruce Gearing announced the change at the Oct. 7 board meeting.

The district's seven-day average of positive cases was 7.71 daily cases Oct. 7, according to LISD's COVID-19 dashboard. The seven-day average peaked Aug. 27-29 with 51 daily cases.


There are several COVID-19 protocol changes in the yellow stage, including:

  • Masks are recommended, not required, for individuals while indoors.

  • Water fountains will return to normal use.

  • There is no limit on the number of spectators at athletic, fine arts and other activities.


Changes are effective Oct. 13 as LISD schools will be closed Oct. 11-12 for staff development.

The mitigation stage moved to red Aug. 17, which is also the day that Gearing announced the temporary districtwide mask mandate. LISD board members approved a resolution Aug. 23, which was later extended, in support of Gearing's mask requirement and other coronavirus-related health and safety measures.

Gearing said Oct. 7 that no other classes or grade levels are in remote conferencing at the time. The final group returned to campus Oct. 5.
By Taylor Girtman

Reporter, Cedar Park and Leander

Taylor Girtman became the reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in February 2020. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.



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