Cy-Fair ISD officials: Face mask policy will remain in place until further notice

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. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
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. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

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. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

Following Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement that effective March 10, Texans will no longer be required by state law to wear a mask in public, Cy-Fair ISD officials released a statement March 2 to say that current health and safety protocols will remain in effect until further notice.

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.

By Danica Lloyd
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a Cy-Fair reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development and nonprofits.


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