McKinney ISD students, staff will be required to wear face coverings after spring break

McKinney ISD will continue to require all staff and students age 10 and older to wear face coverings at school. The mandate is in place until the end of the school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
McKinney ISD will continue to require all staff and students age 10 and older to wear face coverings at school. The mandate is in place until the end of the school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

McKinney ISD will continue to require all staff and students age 10 and older to wear face coverings at school. The mandate is in place until the end of the school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Upon students' return from spring break March 15, McKinney ISD will continue its current policy of mandating face coverings for staff members and all students age 10 and older for the remainder of the academic year, per guidance from the Texas Education Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The decision comes after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans March 2 to rescind the state's mask mandate. Abbott's new executive order went into effect March 10.



Multiple district leaders have consistently said that internal data shows that the spread of COVID-19 is minimal on campus when face coverings are worn.

"We all desire a return to normalcy, but the safety of our staff and students will remain the priority in our school district," Communications Specialist Shane Mauldin wrote in a statement March 5.

Editor's note: This story has been edited to correct an error. Students returned from spring break March 15.

By Francesca D' Annunzio
Francesca D'Annunzio covers K-12 and higher education, development, planning and zoning, and transportation in Frisco and McKinney. She attended college at the University of Texas at Austin, where she reported for the Daily Texan and interned for the Austin Chronicle. When she's not reporting, she enjoys spending time outdoors and experimenting in the kitchen.


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