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

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.