Alvin ISD mandates face coverings for elementary, junior high school staff members

Alvin ISD implemented a temporary requirement for all staff members that work with children in elementary or junior high schools until at least Sept. 30. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Alvin ISD implemented a temporary requirement for all staff members that work with children in elementary or junior high schools until at least Sept. 30. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Alvin ISD implemented a temporary requirement for all staff members that work with children in elementary or junior high schools until at least Sept. 30. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Alvin ISD on Aug. 25 implemented a temporary face covering requirement for all staff members that work with children in elementary or junior high schools while indoors.

“We consider the health and well-being of students and staff in all we do in Alvin ISD,” the district said in an email to parents on Aug. 24. “As students 11 years of age and under are not yet eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, Alvin ISD is temporarily requiring all staff members who work with children in elementary or junior high school to wear a mask or face shield while indoors.”


The requirements will last through Sept. 30 and will be re-evaluated at that time, according to the district's website.

AISD reported 11 active COVID-19 cases from Aug. 14 to Aug. 20, according to the district’s online dashboard.
By Andy Yanez

Reporter, Pearland/Friendswood

Andy joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Houston. He started off as the South Houston Metro Reporter where he helped each different edition in the South Houston market before transitioning to the Pearland/Friendswood market in August 2021. Andy covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Andy served as the sports editor of The Cougar, UH's student newspaper, where he covered the university's athletics beat for two years and got to cover the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Indianapolis.



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