Fort Bend ISD will continue to require masks and other face coverings in all schools and facilities, the district announced in a statement March 2.

In an earlier press conference March 2, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that as of March 10, Texans will no longer be required by state law to wear masks, and all businesses will be allowed to operate at full capacity.

FBISD said in the release its mask requirement will remain in place until further guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Bend County Health and Human Services, and the district's medical advisor is available.

"The overall health and safety of the community remains a priority, and district leadership is aware that not all employees have had the opportunity to be vaccinated," the release reads. "Retaining the mask mandate will ensure a safe learning environment for all students, teachers and staff."