Fort Bend ISD to require masks at school despite Gov. Greg Abbott lifting statewide mandate

As of March 10, Texans are no longer mandated by state law to wear a mask. However, Fort Bend ISD will continue to require masks at schools and other facilities. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
As of March 10, Texans are no longer mandated by state law to wear a mask. However, Fort Bend ISD will continue to require masks at schools and other facilities. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

As of March 10, Texans are no longer mandated by state law to wear a mask. However, Fort Bend ISD will continue to require masks at schools and other facilities. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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."
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.