Round Rock ISD reverses change to COVID-19 masking protocol for spring semester

Round Rock ISD building
Round Rock ISD has reversed its position regarding on-campus masking. The practice will remain in place when the spring semester begins Jan. 5. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Round Rock ISD has reversed its position regarding on-campus masking. The practice will remain in place when the spring semester begins Jan. 5. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Round Rock ISD has stated that masks will continue to be required indoors on its campuses after Jan. 19.

This is a reversal of previously announced changes to the district's mask policy. A Dec. 30 announcement from the district stated that masks will continue to be required indoors on school property due to a surge in cases of COVID-19 in both Williamson and Travis counties.


An earlier email shared with parents by RRISD Superintendent Hafedh Azaiez on Dec. 16 stated that spring semester COVID-19 safety protocols would be amended to allow for mask wearing to be optional on campuses beginning Jan. 19, two weeks after students return from their winter break.

The district's mask matrix remains at Stage 4 and has not changed since the district dropped from Stage 5 on Nov. 15.
By Brooke Sjoberg
Brooke Sjoberg is the Round Rock reporter for the Round Rock and Pflugerville/Hutto editions of Community Impact Newspaper. She worked for The Gonzales Inquirer, The Daily Texan and The Daily Dot among other publications before coming to Community Impact. Brooke is from Seguin, TX and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Her last name is pronounced Show-burg.