Clear Creek ISD's COVID-19 protocols, including masking, to remain in effect

Abbott's Executive Order GA-34 lifts the state's mask mandate, effective March 10, and notes that "public schools may operate as provided by, and under the minimum standard health protocols found in, guidance issued by the Texas Education Agency.” (Courtesy Pexels)
Abbott's Executive Order GA-34 lifts the state's mask mandate, effective March 10, and notes that "public schools may operate as provided by, and under the minimum standard health protocols found in, guidance issued by the Texas Education Agency.” (Courtesy Pexels)

Abbott's Executive Order GA-34 lifts the state's mask mandate, effective March 10, and notes that "public schools may operate as provided by, and under the minimum standard health protocols found in, guidance issued by the Texas Education Agency.” (Courtesy Pexels)

Clear Creek ISD Superintendent Eric Williams told parents and staff March 2 the district will continue to abide by its current public health protocols, including a face covering requirement, following Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement that Texans will soon no longer be required by state law to wear a mask in public.

Abbott's Executive Order GA-34 lifts the state's mask mandate and eliminates any COVID-19-related capacity restrictions for all businesses and establishments, effective March 10. The executive order notes that "public schools may operate as provided by, and under the minimum standard health protocols found in, guidance issued by the Texas Education Agency.”


Additional guidance on masking in schools could come from TEA as soon as this week, Williams said in his message to the CCISD community. However, as of the evening of March 2, "all current CCISD public health protocols will remain in effect at CCISD facilities and during CCISD events," he wrote.

Students as developmentally appropriate, staff and visitors staff are required to wear a face mask or face covering when entering a CCISD facility per current health guidelines. Other regulations in place include students and staff being required to take the district's COVID-19 Health Assessment prior to arrival on campus each day.

Click here for more from Abbott's announcement on March 2.
By Colleen Ferguson

Reporter, Bay Area

A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.