A face mask policy has been in place this school year—it states that all staff and pre-K-12 students must wear masks in common areas and in classrooms when social distancing is not feasible. CFISD has had more than 3,200 confirmed COVID-19 cases among students and staff members since the start of the school year Sept. 8.
“This afternoon, Governor Greg Abbott issued an order rescinding the statewide mask mandate, effective March 10, 2021. We are in the process of reviewing the order and awaiting updated public health guidance from the Texas Education Agency. Until further notice, CFISD’s LEAD Safely protocols and procedures will continue to be followed,” the statement read.
Texas Education Agency officials announced via Twitter that updated guidance for districts will be released later this week.
Statement from the Texas Education Agency:
“Governor Abbott’s Executive Order (GA-34) takes effect next Wed., March 10, 2021. Updated public health guidance from TEA will be coming this week.”
— Texas Education Agency (@teainfo) March 2, 2021